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This is purely anecdotyl but my observations concerning people's interaction with mathematics and arithmetic, honestly leads me to think most people really don't want to do maths. I have a lot of intelligent friends who can in fact, do a lot of the math I do but lack the same passion to do it. I can explain my reasons for loving math and physics and why I think it's the most important subject but to them, it's useless. They are much more content with Political science and Law school, then mathematics and phd research.

I can sit down and derive what I consider, interesting mathematics and physics and demonstrate the usefulness and subtle cleverness that the mathematicians invoked when approaching interesting problems but they are still completely uninterested. I work at a law firm part-time and even here, they don't respect the work of math and physics students -- they value business and political science majors in a much higher regard than science or math majors.