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Why does everyone hate math?

Going to school (as I do on a daily basis), you see tons of different people with different interests (as I imagine you would in most situations). So everyday I see my friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and everyone else in my grade, and the vast majority of them just don't like math. I just want to know why. Personally I love math, like all caps LOVE math, but I just can't get why it's just decided that no one is going to like math. Of all of the subjects to hate, why does everyone gravitate towards math? Is it just that it's taught badly (which I could very easily see), does everyone just see it as useless to know that x=2 when 12x+7=31, or is it that you just went with the crowd? But for all you math haters, why? And if you don't hate math like me, what made you go against everyone else?

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    Mar 7 2013: Because all of us just don't need maths on our daily basis but it's force to us to learn!

    How many people do you know that use integral in their lives? but it's force to us to learn and study!

    Math is form some, not all! just like every other subject ! it is forcing that create HATE not math itself
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      Mar 7 2013: Really? 'All' is a set. 'How many' needs a number. 'Some' is a sub set. We just cannot live without math, we simply don't appreciate it.
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        Mar 10 2013: That's not math ! that's daily stuff! counting and adding and.. doesn't count and nobody hates them ! Math that many don't like is integral and algebra and ... !

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