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BENEFITS OF MATH
You develop your "lifelong learning" skills: Asking others for help, looking stuff up, learning to deeply focus on tasks, being organized, etc.
You develop your work ethic: Not making excuses, not blaming others, not being lazy, being on time, not giving up so easily, etc. This is more important for "success" than raw IQ. There is no shortcut.
You get better at learning complicated things. You are less afraid of complex ideas and classes.
You develop pride & confidence in your ability to understand complicated things. This is not fake self-esteem, but one that is earned.
Certain careers in science, health, technology, and engineering require serious Math skills. High school is just the start.
Once high school is over, intelligent & motivated people are generally more interesting and happier.