I've always felt this way about math
I don't like math, either.
How can letters be numbers?
There's something not right there.....
Here is also one good joke:
Few mathematical functions are walking along the street.
And suddenly, the differential culculus began to pursue them.
And all mathematical functions ran away and scattered all around, except one.
When mathematical calculus came to it, he asked: "Hey, why you don't run like all other functions? Do you want to be derivated??"
Function answered: "I am e x! You cannot derivate me!"
Then differential calculus proceded to think..... and finally said: "Okay....... If so, you will be derivated with respect to Y axis!"
Hey it's funny!
It will be derivated with respect to Y axis!
I don't get it.
I still don't get it.
It was joke.
I am from Europe.
If you derivate (with respect to X axis) e x, the result will be e x again. That's interesting.
You will never make it lower, no matter how many times you try to derivate it.
If you derivate x 3, you will get 3x 2. If you derivate 3x 2, you will get 6x. If you derivate 6x, you will get only 6 (in fact: 6x 0, and x 0 = 1). And if you derivate 6, the result is ZERO. Differential calculus "destroys" mathematical function by derivating. All functions, except e x.