>>25998705 >tfw i was in the "level 3" or just above tard level math class in high school and still struggled >routinely scored a and a+ on tests in history, science and english although getting an 80-85 in the class because i refused to do homework
>>25998925 My experience, and anecdotal evidence isnt always true, was that the quality of human being passing through MEPS including physical and mental condition was on average higher than the general population. Good kids they were.
>>25998705 >not good at math due to learning disability >still got 31 on ACT and scholarship >still on Dean's list >still going to pursue doctorate Mad because you're going to have to be an engineer because Med School didn't work out?
>>26002935 Achieving things has nothing to do with being better than anyone else unless you both are trying to achieve the same thing And even then it's just makes you better than them at that specific task
>>26003088 >real achievements like being intelligent or strong Those aren't achievements though Did you set a goal for being in the 99th percentile? If yes, good job at achieving your goal. If no, you didn't achieve shit Also please tell me you aren't the guy with the 99th percentile rank on the military thing, because you are flat out retarded This isn't a hard concept to wrap your mind around
>>26003312 Winning a race is practically always an achievement because it was a goal for which one has worked consistently towards. Very few will win without putting in effort. Intelligence is not an achievement, if we think of it as a gift at birth, but to develop it into anything useful and recognizable requires education which, of course, is work.
Arguing semantics until the other party tires of the dialog does not indicate winning or intelligence, and we have to question why it would be your goal.
you may be a retard but mathlab is fucking bullshit, they expect you to use short dash for negative and even if you got the answer correct they'll penalize you because for some abstract reason they'll alter how many tenths of hundreds you'll need after the decimal point and there is ZERO indication of when.
and yes, this applies even if you aren't using specific formulas, the answer will suddenly be 1.000 on an incredibly innocuous equation that has no hint of being related to anything
>be humanitiesfag >constantly encounter the outer fringes of math in a hundred different branches of philosophy, from analytics to metaphysics >be amazed by the mystic potential of math being the language of reality itself >be slightly in awe of STEMfags and assume they tap into this majesty through hard work, and humanitiesfags like me are missing out >start learning math >it's tough as fuck >get to the point where i can just barely understand higher order college level stuff >eagerly start talking to esteemed, visionary, world-famous mathematicians at my university >mfw i realize they are all complete, intuitive materialists in their outlook >mfw they don't grasp an iota of the mystical or metaphysical aspects of higher math >mfw they don't even really understand what the concreteness of mathematical laws implies, and spend most of their time playing at meaningless quantitative number puzzles >mfw even professional scientists are childlike retards who are genuinely content with puerile, reductionist accounts of the nature of reality >mfw the vast majority of high level STEM people are ignorant of other branches of their own field, let alone other fields or disciplines altogether >mfw even the luminaries of STEM are the biggest reservoir of literally autistic toy collectors in the world >mfw trying to experience an ounce of majesty is impossible around these eternally plebeian tolstoyan foxes >mfw the vast majority are just average dumb normalfags aside from their single hyper-focused academic specialty >mfw they don't read books (like at all) >mfw phds in theoretical physics have the exact same political opinions as your dumbass uncle who works at the olive garden >mfw it is actually staggering how dumb they are in every single respect other than knowing one specific kind of math really well >mfw disillusioned >mfw realizing after all that work that math isn't even the language of reality but a closed and self-referential puzzlebox for autistic fucking faggots
>>26002019 its an average of all people who take it which are HS kids who intentionally do shit so they dont get recruiters to bother them, HS kids who do shit because they eat lead chips, and the average retards who literally only have 11brooms or cook as their only options >>25999132 i wanted to disagree but looking back the people there were for the most part, decent people especially compared to the retards i meet elsewhere
I dunno, I think anyone can be good at math if they put the effort into learning it.
I think a lot of people who say they're bad at math probably just didn't try hard enough in school to learn it.
I sure as hell didn't.
But I did succeed at math when I bared down, studied, and got help when necessary. Of course, I didn't always do this--because I didn't care--so I averaged C+/B- in math.
I don't think that people who can do math are automatically smarter than me, or others who have no or little affinity for math, simply for that reason alone. We've just spent time pursuing different interests.
>>25998913 dude just drop out and get a GED. thats what i did. freshmen year of high school i was like fuck this bullshit, i stopped showing up to school. i took the GED without studying and passed it. im 18 now, so for like four years all i've been doing is smoking pot, browsing 4chan, playing vidya, life's good.
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