I'm a little dissapointed with the Real Analysis I recently learned. For one, I don't remember 90% of the results. Also, while it was a great mental exercise, I don't feel it enriched the way I view calculus in any way. It seemed like a technical exercise. Kind of like jazz music - just musicians showing off (atleast I find anyway). I know for a fact none of the originators of the theories or theorems discovered the results the way that is presented and proved. It seems like mathematicians have grabbed a hold of it and destroyed all intuition just so they can dazzle me with their algebraic tricks. Why are geometric results ofted discarded, and instead a 2 page proof is presented involing sophisticated sums and what not when a simple cartesian plot would suffice. It has not helped me understand physics in any way. I no longer view integrals as sums of differentials, but as the unique number lying between two sums. Useless for application, as well as the way I now view chain rules and derivatives. I would like to give math another chance, but is there a point? My intention was to get insight into calculus and the real numbers. Instead I got a bunch of inequalities that I don't think I will ever comprehand. This is in contrast to the calculus I found in elementary books, whose results I remember clearly to this day. I mean is there anything out there that pure mathematics actually developed? Instead of taking someone elses pure idea and stampting their boot on it.