In school, especially high school, I had to take algebra, then geometry, then some other godforsaken math class that was especially bewildering. Many years later, as I look back, they were useless. I didn't use algebra at all--or the other stuff.
I did take two college level statistics classes. I loved them and fulfilled my math requirements with them. They were useful--probably the most useful classes I ever took.
But this high school crap--what good is it? I don't know. I am not talking about basic math like addition and stuff. I could do that in my sleep and never took that in high school. I'm talking about algebra. I would've learned so much more elsewhere.
And I sure wish we had creative writing back then. I'd have liked that. No, we spent weeks being bewildered diagramming sentences.
What brought this on? Don't know really.