So here's a little background on me: I'm a rising senior in high school. I was always the kid that hated math throughout my career.... I thought of it as useless stuff I had to memorize that I would never use, and just distracted me from fun stuff. Even though I always got A's or B's in math and science, I never truly appreciated them (or considered myself "good" at them). That all changed a few weeks ago when I purchased "The Big Book of Math and Physics". Honestly when I saw it on the shelf at the bookstore I thought, what kind of nerds would buy a book about this? I opened it just to have a giggle at the math freaks out there, but I was immediately hooked. It really opened my eyes on how math and physics can be used to explain the universe, create amazing technology, and change the world. In fact, the book even has me considering possibly majoring in Applied Math or Physics in college. So what do you guys think? Could someone who always hated math have a major change of heart, appreciate math's uses, and major in it in college? I'll be going into Pre-calculus and Trig my senior year, and I'm actually quite excited!