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## Main Question or Discussion Point

**If I disliked math as a kid, is that a sign that I am not naturally talented in it??**

From grades K-12 I never liked math one bit. But now that I am college I find myself much more interested in it. However, I am regrettably a very competitive and pretentious person so I am worried that this new "interest" in math may be contrived. Perhaps I am subconsciously convincing myself that I find math now interesting just so I can major in it and look down on other majors.

So I have 2 questions...

1.) How can I know if this new interest is genuine?

2.) Does the fact that I disliked math as a kid (and was very passionate about reading, writing, and drawing) indicate that I don't possess the natural talent it would require to succeed as a math major? If you ask any math professor about their childhood experiences with math they will tell you that they loved it/ were naturally drawn to it/ showed a knack for it...

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