I figured out why I never liked math. I’m not comfortable operating in a system where I don’t understand the underlying structural drivers behind why I’m doing something and how what I’m doing fits into the big picture. I know those things exist in math, but certainly nobody in the education system ever thought to try teaching them to me. In school, we learn equations and memorize laws, but we’re never taught where those equations come from or why those laws exist or even how we discovered them. I was never satisfied with being handed small pieces of the puzzle and never shown how they fit together, so I got bored. I was good at math, but I hated it. What was the point if the pieces never fit together?