so stoked i can't handle it

I gave a talk about my research to my Discrete Math students yesterday, and one of them got really stoked on the form of odd perfect numbers and if that kid discovers the first odd perfect number then I will have justified my whole life, like the purpose for my existence was to grow up and stay alive and learn enough about number theory to tell that guy about it so he could change the world. That’s why teaching is amazing. That’s why I never want to do anything else for the rest of my life. Whenever someone tells me I made a difference, or just goes around doing rad stuff with math, I feel like the whole universe has improved so much and I helped do that and there’s just no better feeling than that.