MASOCHISTIC MATHEMATICS

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Carlo Zeno
All About M
Published in
3 min readJun 7, 2024

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Where’s the rest of it? / Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

I had come across Smillew’s recent piece* about going externally viral with 14k views and only squeezing $25 out of the whole experience.

This reminded me of my own externally viral blip in the limelight when I wrote An Open Letter To King Charles where I advised the King what to do with his £650 million pound inheritance money from his mother, the late Queen. It was one of the few occasions I had listened to James Bellerjeau’s advice of Enlisting The Help Of The Rich.*

Granted, James’s piece was about enlisting the help of the rich to tackle climate change, whereas I was attempting to enlist the help of the rich to line my own pockets, quit my job, and travel the world.

I remember feeling good about the piece when I wrote it, but I had no idea what it was about to do on Twitter (X) and beyond. Here are the stats below:

Welcome to Masochistic Mathematics!

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Carlo Zeno
All About M

Top writer in poetry and satire. Migrant. Expat. INFP. Poet. Satirist. Tragedian. Tutor. Public Servant.