Maximillian becomes obsessed with finding the number that will solve the mysteries of life. "Mathematics is the language of nature."
He confers with his mentor, Sol. He tells him he's close to finding the answer, but he's become obsessed. Sol tells him, "When your mind becomes obsessed with anything, you will filter everything else out and find that thing everywhere."
I've got a 30 minute commute home. I don't notice the green lights as much as I do the red ones. There's a belief that I'm entitled to green lights. I should get green lights, so when I get one I don't notice. But a red light? Three in a row? Five? It's like a man in the sky is singling me out.
You will filter everything else out and find that thing everywhere.
Look for red lights, and you'll find them.