## You’ve never realized how hopelessly sad simple geometry can be until now…

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### 24 Responses

1. Joseph says:

Does it matter that parallel lines meet at infinity?

• AStev says:

Hope!!

2. Paul Huxley says:

This is discriminatory. The second part is only true if they’re straight. What about bent lines?

• Laura says:

I assume by “bent line” you mean “curve,” which is not, geometrically speaking, a line.

• Chris Krycho says:

But all lines are curves. <_<

• Erin says:

This is true. A line, by its definition, is a straight path. Ask any third grader in Indiana. :-)

• Ben says:

Exactly: true connection and love comes when two lines can comprise a little and meet in the middle as uniform lines!

3. Andrew says:

Being parellel lines means never drifting apart from one another.

4. Jon says:

What if the lines are on top of one another?

5. KP says:

And think of the poor asymptotes!

6. Gee whiz, the minute I saw this I knew somebody would have to go and throw in the asymptotes. Are you trying to make me cry?

7. Eddie says:

And that’s why Euclidean geometry is so heartbreaking.

• Matthew W says:

I thought along these EXACT same lines. High five!

8. Lee Shelton says:

It is better to have met and parted than to have never met at all.

• Christian Beese says:

The crossing lines don’t part. The one meetingpoint is equally ultimate and ever present as the infinite distance. Together they are an eternal, infinitely great X.

9. Matthew W says:

I’m going to be a math teacher. This WILL be posted in my room. :-)

(Along with the flowchart you posted awhile back about discussion.)

10. Ryan says:

What about non-parallel lines in a 3D space, they don’t have to meet at all, there’s a place where they are closest to meeting then they further and further apart, those must be the saddest lines of all

• Bruce says:

What about one line. When it finally meets how happy it must be!

• Christian Beese says:

Unless there is a kind of distant communication possible – via gravitation fields for instance.

11. Christian Beese says:

Two lines with exactly the same coordinates would have an identity problem.

12. Terra says:

Parallel lines never desert or leave each other. They always stick together.

13. I like Geometry says:

Skew lines are neither parallel nor do they intersect – and they may never know each other exist because the distance between them can be infinitely great…

14. AStev says:

I bet intersecting circles are pretty pleased.

• AStev says:

But 3 intersecting spheres are just a slippery slope to all sorts of sketchiness…

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