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We all have a mathematician inside us, which can help with many things. At school, we probably did not get on very well with them, with that inner mathematician, and this is also true for adulthood. Let me tell you, many people have some sort of trauma with their inner mathematician. But why is that mathematician there? They help us to lead a fuller and happier life. In fact, they help and know much more than most people give them credit for. Not only can they count, measure and think logically (which is already quite a lot), but they also help us to see the world in a more human, fulfilling and satisfying way.
Math is behind everything we do in this world. It is at the heart of science and technology. You would have to be quite ignorant to deny that. What does it do for me in my everyday life? It serves no purpose. What's the catch, then? The catch to me seems to be that we only want to study things that we will later use in our profession. Why? We would miss out on almost everything. I am afraid that almost everything that we learn in school is not going to do us any good in our day-to-day lives, we are not going to physically use that knowledge. But the process of learning all of that has shaped us as people, it has opened the world to us, it places us within our tradition. Another virtue of math is that it makes us happier, more fulfilled, and helps us to understand ourselves and the surrounding world. I believe that math is the language through which we read the world. Very few things are more human than math.