Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed
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I find numbers to be easy to understand then the alphabet. English is one of the hardest languages in the world. There, their, they’re… too difficult. Numbers have a lot of meaning in my opinion, that’s why I’m “pretty good” at math. Pretty good because I’m not very good at coming up with answers really quickly. I have to think it out sometimes.

I’ll tell you why numbers are pretty cool. There are ten numbers that go on for a long time. 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Then there are two numbers that come after 9 which is 10. There’s the numbers 1 and 0 and it goes over and over again. Just like the weekends; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday… just the like the months- well you get the idea.





I love to play video games, I really like playing racing games that have the race cars with the numbers on them. I have a game where you can slap your own number on the race car. I honestly thought pretty hard about the different numbers that could be on my collection of racing cars. I couldn’t slap the same number because that would be boring. So I thought of reasons why my numbers matter for the cars and all the other stuff that could use numbers using two digits or less.

  • 57: Count my letters. T-Y-L-E-R (5) M-C-N-A-M-E-R (7) Important number on my opinion.
  • 32: I had an email account called excitebike32@gmail.com. 3 years old when playing the video games, 2 excitebike games; one for NES, one for N64.
  • 3: My Dad has two siblings, and my Mom has two siblings.  Each set of grandparents had three children.
  • 94: Born on the year 1994. The year Tekken and Killer Instinct got into the arcades.
  • 7: July; birth month.
  • 10: Birth day
  • 13: Graduated high school in 2013
  • 20: Ten toes, ten fingers… balance! 20!
  • 1: I am number one… just kidding, a lot of people love that number for many reasons.

The list goes on and on! There are many numbers I can think of that are important to me. If I can think of 3 digit numbers, then it would be…

  • 557: T-Y-L-E-R (5) A-L-L-A-N (5) M-C-N-A-M-E-R (7)
  • 780: First three numbers of my old phone number. An interesting combination of numbers. 7 has the most syllables then any other number. 8 has two “o”s stacked on top of each other. 0 has unlimited corners just like the 8, but 7 has three corners and two sides, just like it has two syllables.

The list continues. So anytime I race in a driving simulator like Gran Turismo, I would pick the numbers that are cool and unique to me. If I were in a real race car, I would have a blast picking the numbers and most importantly racing around the track.

Moments and meanings are all numbered. What are your favorite numbers?

About the Author Tyler McNamer

Hi! My name is Tyler Allan McNamer. I became one of the few kids that wrote a book during my school days, and I'm still proud of that. Most of my information comes from my book Population: ONE. Other information that's not in the book has been spoken by me as a motivational speaker. In this blog, I'll give out information about the book, and my ways of thinking about the world we live in.

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