Zenguru wrote:It's been my experience that most, if not all, English majors hated math as a kid. And the opposite is true for many Math majors.
A little known fact about me, I took math right through high school, and even took the three OAC maths (OAC = qualifying courses for university). I did well enough in Calculus, semi-decent in Finite, but horribly in Algebra. I came around in OAC when I realized that I didn't agree with the principles of math and science and the lack of creativity in the subject. Thus I went into English because I just can't stomach business or social sciences.
There's a history of excellence in mathematics in my family. I just broke the mold and went into the arts even though there's a history of that too in my family. My grandmother was going to go into English lit before she was forced to marry.