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I didn't know where to post this, but it seems to me here is quite a good place. I would like to share some of my thoughts-questions about mathematical thinking and i would like to here your opinions.

Is it "normal" for somebody familiar with mathematics and really interested in maths, and who has studied much, to reach a moment when he hears or thinks of something that appears unimportant or totally understandable-easy, and it suddenly seems not clear as before, and he starts having doubts about it? I mean, is it normal to have constant doubts about your knowledge? I don't know if this is because of my age (18,5) but it happens quite often to me. All of a sudden, while for example solving a problem, I start doubting about the properties of real numbers, of concepts like what is a theorem, a variable, a number etc..

Anyway, I would just like to know if this happens to you too. One explanation is that I haven't yet understood really well mathematics and their concepts-ideas. But what worries me is that this way of thinking can lead to a continuous search and confirmation of very basic definitions and proofs and hinder my progress into more advanced topics. Can this be a sign that my mind is just not made for mathematics?

Thanks

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# Doubting if math is right for me

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