I’ve finished two years of the math curriculum at my university here in Canada. I came here because I was excited about physics and mathematics in high school. Well, here I am now. I’ve been burned out since the end of first year, but for one reason or another, have continued onto finish second year. I am in good standing in school. Nothing amazing, but my grades are good and well over the average in my faculty. I’ve taken what would be considered “hard math” courses. A rigorous introduction to Linear Algebra, Spivak’s Calculus, Real Analysis, Ring theory, etc. I’m just coming to terms with the fact that I finish the assignments and study for tests out of habit, and get no sense of satisfaction from learning this material. There was a time when I was enthusiastic about this, but all of that’s long gone. What should I do? I’m incredibly sick of all this math and physics stuff. I hate everything about it, from the sheer sense of pointlessness I get from looking at the textbooks, to the awkward and generally weird people that I meet in my classes every term. I feel terrible about all this. My parents have been incredibly supportive of me my entire time here. I insisted on moving far away from home to get myself into an impractical program that guarantees nothing. They’ve invested a lot in me both financially and emotionally, and I don’t think it’s really fair to them for me to decide to call it quits without having a well thought out plan.