Different people like different things,there is nothing that is universally liked by every human being. Maths is no exception
There are few people who seem to appreciate the beauty of maths, but i feel this as geeky and complicated.
But one thing I’ve understood is mathematics is very essential these days.
I always hated maths, I remember the day when I scored full marks in mathematics when I was in 9th standard, I don’t used to like mathematics but that day I couldn’t believe my ears, as I never dreamed of getting good marks in that subject. Scores and ranks wasn’t the big reason for me to be happy but that day I was able to outshine my biggest competitor’s, I determined to work hard as much as possible.. thought the results of my hardwork were beyond expectations.
That day I came to know that I should never doubt my abilities and should have faith in myself, people say work hard and love the beauty of mathematics..but today I realised that it totally relies on the past concepts that should be understood very well in order to further understand future concepts.
The foundation of maths should be pretty strong in order to get a good grasp on things. Developing critical thinking might not be the best motivation in smaller age.
Doing true maths requires creativity, and not all people are dedicated to understand the beauty of maths. I remember my friends used to explain me the concepts of mathematics just before exam and it was all remembered I used to remember numbers,formulaes… needless to say I find this incredibly sad. I look at mathematics as a monster that attacks me and needs to be fought off.
Here’s an actual conversation I had in junior high school with my brother before the exam day:
Me: “I have exam tomorrow, could you please explain me this trigonometry chapter?”
Bro: “Please don’t come to me without learning basic concepts..”
Me: (Rolls eyes)
I was clueless, does he really want me to go back and study till 11th class?!?😵
Now, I realised maths is an essential thing which would help us in the future and loving mathematics is the only thing which we can do.It is a necessary evil-You have to study no matter how much you hate because it is an important pillar of our life you can’t just ignore.
So, I conclude everybody can’t love everything or the same thing in this case mathematics. Think of situation where everybody love mathematics and everybody around are mathematicians..it’s quite difficult even imagining the situation. We need diversity for our civilization to exist, without diversity there would be no growth for others whom we need like painters,sports, doctors, physicist etc.