Friday, May 27, 2011

Number Blindness

At an early stage of my schooling, I discovered that I was struggling with arithmetic. This limited my career options because most professions require a high level of competency with numbers. Science and physics were off my agenda as I focused on art,history,literature,music and consequently my career choices narrowed down to very few. To the despair of my mother who hoped I might study medicine, I plodded along, no, in fact I excelled at what is considered useless in the real world.
There is also a connection here with my utter dislike of sport because sport is all about numbers, statistics,breaking records,weights,measures,times,numbers,numbers,numbers....
Finally, an explanation to why I've always hated numbers.


Jeannie said...

Interesting. And makes total sense. Not something I suffer from but I've known loads of otherwise intelligent people who were not gifted with numbers.

Anonymous said...

This is interesting. It makes sense. I think people would be surprised at the way I view letters and numbers. Numbers are associated with colors in my mind. Nine is purple five is red and so on.