But just because I don’t use it directly, doesn’t mean it’s not worth studying. Here’s why
My life as an actor
Calculus is a branch of mathematics that is all about mapping change. You get a series of mathematical equations that come together to tell you how things change over a period of time.
It’s used by loads of industries. Economists use it to predict maximum profits through calculation of future costs and revenue and it’s (supposed) to be used by scientists in population dynamics and particle physics.
But even with all these undoubtedly important uses, how many of us are really going to be motivated to study it in the hopes that one day, we might somehow, be roped into an industry where we just might have to perhaps pretend to know how to do some sort of semblance of calculus? Good point, why indeed?
When I was in high school, there was a large part of me that knew I was probably going to become either a mathematician or a scientist. But with all that, I still decided to take up Drama Studies. If you think about the rationale of studying something just for a direct benefit, my choice to take up drama was a pretty stupid one.