>>8595060>hurr engineers are bad at math durr
I am a math olympiad. Taught myself tons of non-engineering related university-level math without any problem. I choose engineer, because I made an investment-to-(eventual financial and emotional reward) assessment in my head for all the majors I was considering and have no regrets because it's a very broad an interesting major. And there are many others like me. The specific field I wanted go into is basically applied math anyway + a lot of other engineer stuff, math majors will never see.
But all of that doesn't even matter. My point is "why do I even have to defend myself on /sci/?". Let's for the sake of argument say that I was terrible at math and it would take me a long time to read a mathbook. Does that mean I shouldn't be reading mathbooks? Does bullying someone out of reading mathbooks make you feel good? I would argue that a person who truly loves mathematics (or /sci/-stuff in general) feels the complete opposite and wants to share it with the world.
If you're so smart and confident of your abilities, why not help others reach to your level, instead of actively mocking everyone beneath you who is attempting to climb. I promise you that it's the most gratifying feeling in the world and it will make you an overall much happier person.