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How People React To Mathematicians

Discussion in 'Technology, Gaming, Soft-& Hardware' started by Pret Allez, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Pret Allez

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    So, I'm a software engineer, not a mathematician. (I was never good enough to be a mathematician). Anyways, I found this to be hilarious, and I hope that our three mathematicians will find these funny.

    "If I Reacted to Other People's Careers the Way they React to Me Becoming a Mathematician"
    The last one was an F bomb, so I didn't include it despite being the most hilarious.
     
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    This was purely hilarious! :lol:. It's like they always try to make you validate your profession or they try to impress you, patronizing even. I find it funny that whenever I say "I speak 4 languages fluently" they're like "well, I started learning this, but it was too hard" or "can you tell me how to say X in Y" or "Geez, you probably can learn 150 languages by the time you're dead".

    Alas, I try to brush it off by saying that I'm a normal human being like everyone else, but thanks though...
     
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    Haha!

    Something I hear quite often when people find out I study mathematics is "So you want to be a teacher then?".
     
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    As if anyone actually supports the electoral college system.