How to Enjoy Math


#1

What actually works to give lasting, internal motivation?

  • Experiencing an Aha! moment [Kalid. I got chills when things finally clicked.]

Let’s be honest: what actually helped you? Not what you think what others want.

Common motifs:

  • Seeing real-world applications
  • Treating math as a skill to practice (like language) vs. an inherent talent. (Music/art is similar, “I’m not an art person”.)

Kalid: Real-world applications are interesting but not as meaningful as seeing the idea itself.


What can I do in seconds to like math more? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks?