2 weeks ago i was ecstatic about a new theorem that i proved. i've met some friends and colleagues in the mean-while, and it was received well.

yesterday and today, however, i was frustrated. sure, it generalises a existing theorem regarding anaΙysis on metrιc spaces (that i shamelessly discussed previously here).

*on the other hand, it's not sharp ..!*

i can't prove that the examples i have in mind are "truly new" .. in the sense that the extant theorem doesn't apply to them.in fact, having talked to friends this past weekend, it's not clear to me how large of a class these "new" examples are.

what good is there in proving a more general theorem, if one sees no concrete use for it? i, for one, am not a bοurbakist.

*[sighs]*

maybe i should accept this project as it is, for now. there are other ideas worth pursuing anyway, and promises to keep (in the form of other joint papers to write).

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