I’ve always had a personal vendetta against math but, in my senior year, found that I adored physics. It went hand in hand with my love for space and made me believe I could pursue astrophysics one day.
After plenty of indecision, I decided to major in physics. Which I’m quickly finding out may not have been the smartest choice… The math is excessive for me. I can barely handle the supplementary practice my school is providing.
What I finally realized is that my passion isn’t for physics – I’m passionate about the output. I love what physics can do. Dreaming up the possibilities of where science and technology can take us in the future, or what’s out there in the far reaches of space? That’s what I love. The problem is, I’m not interested in executing any of that to make it reality. My brain doesn’t feel wired for the mathematics required to produce what physics can. And when I attempt that, I lose all the passion and excitement that made me adore the subject to begin with.
I can’t see myself studying anything else my school has to offer. But did I make the wrong choice? Should I suck it up and deal with the math, or is there a different solution to this?
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