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15 Struggles Only Math Haters Can Relate To

Sonal Dharmadhikari Jan 8, 2021
Either if you've failed at math or math has failed you (giving rise to active hatred for the subject), you are a part of a larger sympathetic community called Math Haters. And the struggles you face are unique too.

When mental math gives you mental agony

"Add 100, multiply by 25, subtract 70..." ...and you wait till you can go bang your head on a wall.

A simple shopping trip becomes a prestige issue

"That will be about..." and you are expected to come up with an answer in the pause between.

Small banes in life.

When your ability to calculate interest becomes a measure of your adulthood

Or how would you invest in shares, buy a car, mortgage a house, etc.?

I'll just have a candy, thank you.

That breaking of sweats when the teacher asks questions randomly

"I may ask anyone in class to stand up and answer" is the most dangerous threat ever. Probably only next to announcing a surprise test, that is. That is pure evil.

Coming close to failing due to one bad math score, at least once

What others will term as, "...but all your other scores are fine, what happened in this one...?"

Exactly what you've been wondering.

Not knowing how to respond to "19 eight's are..."

*inwardly* For the love of Einstein, don't ask!

*outwardly* ahh.....

Trying to find a math-pro date

At least one of the partners shouldn't be allergic to numbers. Because like The Omnipresent, they are EVERYWHERE.

Worrying all the time if the math-pro date will judge you

But you if remember her birthday but forget her age (which is just another number), you stand redeemed.

Questioning your existence in a lecture where nothing is understood

Why do humans suffer? Why do wars occur? Why does nothing on the blackboard make sense?

Deep questions. No answers.

Ah, word problems

Yeah, love the 'word' part. It pretty much ends there.

Finding X is more traumatic than dealing with an 'ex'

Complicated behavioral analysis over simple math problems, any day.

Math assignment = humongous phone bill

Because math-lover friends are nerds but such saviors to call up and pester for all the help needed in homework.

Trying to ask the importance of trigonometry in real life (and getting slapped in return)

Don't act too smart, trigono's useful in flying airplanes and stuff, okay.

So what if you don't want to fly one ever?


"I want to be a Scientist!"
"I want to be a Doctor!"
"I want to be an Astronaut!"
I don't want to grow up. Period.

Proving to the world that there are different types of 'intelligences'!

I know how to paint, act, dance, cook, and write a hundred lines of a perfect prose, and be called 'intelligent'. Isn't that an eye-opening revelation? You bet!
Though math haters seem to be many, and we ourselves may struggle with the subject, one cannot deny its importance in the most mundane to the most crucial things in the world. A bit of soul searching may reveal why one hates it so much and maybe even make peace with it. A thing less to hate is always a good thing!