“GOOD WILL” HUNTING or GOOD “WILL HUNTING”

One of my favorite movies of all time is Good Will Hunting and it never really occured to me that the title might be intrepreted both ways until I saw the movie.

Basically, the movie is about a high school drop out mathematics genious, played by Matt Damon, trying to make the best decisions for his life with the help of a shrink played by Robin Williams.

Since I sometimes write about mathematics and life, game theory, strategic decision making and etc. I think it would be appropriate to share this 3 min. footage from the movie which could even be used in game theory, optimization and ( you name it ) classes at universities.

You think mathematics and life are not organically connected? Well, think twice!.. Here is a quote from me:

“Life is like a multivariable mathematical function; if you try to optimize it wrt one variable you’ll end up with a local max/min which is a safe approach as you won’t be too happy or sad at the end of the day and if you try to optimize it wrt all variables you’ll end up with a global max/min which might make you or break you… “

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Well, after all “peace in mind” is nothing but finding the Nash Equilibrium in this game, called life!..

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