Lebesgue Metaphor

In advanced mathematical probability theory you learn about a branch of mathematics called Lebesgue measure theory. It is a beautiful metaphor. Lebesgue discovered that when you add up even infinitely small things, sometimes the total is significant. This reminds people that even though politically most of us are for all practical purposes powerless, when we all do our insignificant acts, together they become a powerful force. More poetically, every blade of grass is needed to create a lawn.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)