I'm 22 and have basically no math skills, due to my parents decisions. This really sucks. My parents moved me around the world, school to school probably 8 or 9 times, at times I'd go from one school, spend 6 moths there then go back to the previous school. I was a living in southeast Asia and being a minority I was often socially isolated and bullied, this made me retreat inwards even more.
Long story short I'm an adult now, my parents blame me for my inability to learn math even though they themselves agree that my development was stunted by their terrible life decisions. My dream of owning a small company is never going to come true. My only career choice menimenial labor. I don't have the time or the resources to learn the skills I want to make my dream come true, and if I were to take on student loans I'd genuinely break under pressure.
I'm not lazy and I do work hard but I feel like it's very naive to say the whole "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" in our current world this is basically impossible. >Bre wtf does this have to do with this thread though?
Math is an essential skill, not something that you "might need" but something "you can't live without". I guess this is for all the people with motivation problems, if you don't want to be a looser before your life even begins learn math. Don't be me. Good luck.