This is really interesting. I had a lot of math anxiety growing up. It seemed teachers would always say, “You’re just not paying attention” and were impatient. So before reading this, I probably would have said, “I’m bad at math.” Yet I had no problem learning how to pay bills and apply for a mortgage, or file my taxes and set up a retirement account. It’s kind of scary how we can have ideas about ourselves that aren’t true.

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