Jared wrote: > 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. >
That isn't saying much. The 90th percentile still sucks at math. You only begin to like math when you actually understand it.