guyy wrote:This is why it confuses me when people say math and science are hard.
I mean yeah, they can be hard, but compared to human social rules, math and science are about as difficult as balancing a cone on its base.
Allow me to explain - social stuff - you learn it by being around humans and interacting with them, and some parts of it are kind of unknowable, especially when the range of neourosis are taken into account. You either figure things out naturally, or you're dealing with things that can't exactly be figured out. There's not generally one right and an infinite number of wrongs. You can't really put any effort into understanding people completely, and difficulty in this case is based on the amount of effort one needs to apply in order to understand something.
Math on the other hand takes effort to actaully learn how to accomplish. Sure you can understand it conceptually without TOO much effort, but once you get into the actual DOING of it, you need to be able to hold a lot of concepts together, and repeat and repeat things, very intentionally, until you have them memorized. Plus even the concepts you have to use with some regularlity to retain.
You have to go out of your way to put math infront of you and sit and do it, alone so you can focus. Social interaction on the other hand is frequently enjoyable, it involves being WITH people, which people generally want anyway, and they learn as they go through things that are natural drives (being with others) for them. They don't have to go out of their way to put a person in front of them and study and think about it, they don't have to read about them or study to have some pretty good ideas how they work. Most importantly, you are a human, which gives you a great base for understanding how to interact with them, because you have some idea of how you might like to be interacted with.
You are not mathematics.
Mathematics had to be invented, human interaction developed naturally. Humans don't totally understand eachother, but in order to do math you have to know exactly how it works. To interact with humans, you don't need to know much more than how you would like to be treated.