So I've been studying math and physics for some time now, and it's been really interesting listening to people who say they despise math. They dislike it because it's confusing, it's inapplicable, it's hard, it's annoying, so many different reasons that all point towards the same idea. Math basically confuses people. I think this is mostly because of the nature of how it's taught, from a young age we're being fed formulas that we have to learn to use rather than derive, and we're told to just remember them.
I asked people taking high school math what their thoughts on it were, most of them said that they wanted to drop out. Upon further testing, it really showed that none of these students even understood the material that they were learning. Most people who understand math enjoy it, others who simply do it because they have to, do not understand the material and hate it. This is the case with most studies, sure, but math in particular is one of the biggest cases of this. That, and of course the related course: Physics.
So OT, do you hate math? And if so, why? Because I believe that most people who hate math or strongly dislike physics never really understood the material to begin with. People are given the wrong ideas of how math works and instead of trying to make users be creative with formulas and mix in some logical thinking with math, we're only given equations and practice which hold no useful merits when it comes to actually understanding the material.
READ BEFORE RANTING AT ME: I am not saying that you cannot like math, so don't yell at me saying "Argh, stupid TC, you think that people don't like math just because they don't understand it? You closed minded peasant!". Take a couple breaths, and cool your rage please.