On Feb 4, 1:29 am, junoexpress <mtbrenne...@gmail.com> wrote: > At social gatherings when people ask what you do, if you say > mathematics, they'll often respond that they hate math or were > terrible at in school, etc. Kind of a rude response I think, as I > wouldn't come out and so openly diss someone's profession like that. > And somewhat of a humorous response, since few people would think to > confess that they were bad at English or could barely read or put > together a coherent sentence, and yet they so gleefully volunteer that > they are bad at math. I'm curious how people who do math respond to > those types of comments. > > M
It's possible to have more aptitude for math than 90% of the college population, and still not have enjoyed math classes.
So your assumption that someone who "hates math" is the equivalent of someone who can "barely read" is ill-founded.