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To add onto what is above, I'm currently a junior in college looking at teaching at a secondary level and what a lot of people don't understand is that outlook is everything. In certain subjects like math, people make gross exaggerations like you're either a math person or not. That's simply not true as anyone is capable of learning long division. However, society continues tells children that and so in turn they grow up and teach the exact same thing to their kids. Rather than this just being a personal problem with motivation it really is more of a societal problem. If you're told all your life you're just not good at math (even as a parent might do to comfort their child) you're just telling them they'll never succeed in it. Now, why would you ever continuously want to try at something you've been conditioned to understand you can't do?