I have frequently read and heard that mastering physics is the ultimate way to mold a problem-solving mind. Therefore, becoming a physics major is supposed to be the best way of doing so. I wonder to what degree that statement holds true. Is it true? Is it biased? Am I misinterpreting something? Why would it be less true for a mathematics major, or a computer science major? Could it be that physics majors are better problem solvers in general, in all walks of life, whereas other majors specialize in solving problems specific to their field? Suppose it is true, is it because physicists study counter-intuitive phenomena more frequently? I'm interested in seeing other perspectives on this matter.