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I find it interesting how many of us say, "I'm not good at math". When was the last time you truly tried to do any real math beyond adding up the bill at a restaurant and trying to divide it amongst the guests? (The reason it never adds up properly is because there's always someone who manages to get out of his/her fair share, not because you suck at math!) Are you saying that you're not good at arithmetic because you can't do it in your head or you can't do it successfully? Or are you having a flash back to your grade 11 report card?
The last time you probably did math for a grade was when you were 16 or 17. How many things did you last do when you were 16 or 17 that you could honestly say that after years of practice, you still aren't good at doing? You probably started to drive, but you've had years of practice doing that. You might have learned how to sew or crochet or knit, but years of making clothes and scarves has helped you become good. And you probably first learned to cook or bake properly. But for some strange reason, we get this math anxiety and practically yell, "I suck at math" at anyone who might be within a 2 metre radius.
I understand that chemistry might not interest you...but considering the topic of this blog and the questions and comments I get every day, I think it might just a little. I have two big worries...
One, it seems like we know less about science every day. People are terrified of chemicals, even through they're everything! We can fall prey to the pseudo-scientific things the cosmetic companies say. We fall prey to the pseudo-scientific things natural and organic companies say. We believe things we're told by people who want to sell us stuff, and we don't know how to review a study to know if the results are good or not. A basic understanding of science is a good thing here.
On top of everything else, I think we owe it to ourselves to learn a little bit of everything so we can be interesting and well rounded people!
Okay, here endeth the lecture...
As a final note...H2O2 is hydrogen peroxide!