In the famous novel, An Abundance of Katherines, John Green reveals the true meaning of the future and how to treat the present. Colin, a child prodigy, is the main character in the novel, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Colin is constantly working on learning a new language or reading a recent book that he has lost touch of what truly matters. After dating Katherine XIX and then being dumped by her, he and his best friend, Hassan, go on a road trip, looking to fulfill something greater. Colin and Hassan soon meet Lindsey Lee Wells and work for her mother, Hollis. Colin begins writing a theorem that predicts relationships. He soon begins working day after day on his project. While this occurs, Colin begins spending time with Lindsey. They share secrets in her secret cave and they begin to become more than friends. As Lindsey and Colin begin to date, Colin uses his theorem to predict their relationship as a couple. He becomes worried when he finds out that she will dump him in just three days. After the third day of their relationship comes to a close, them still as a couple, Colin learns that love is greater than any theorem. Colin realizes that becoming a genius is not important; it is those around you that make you important.