Not so long ago, i was just like an ordinary kid in India- one for whom math was like a nightmare. Things never appealed and clicked to me as they do now. Being in a non-competitive atmosphere, and studying in a culture where only rote learning is fostered and the focus is only "more marks", i never realized the beauty of mathematics, and subsequently loathed it. It was about a couple of years ago, when i came to know the charm of mathematics- simple but yet complex. My inspiration was my math teacher at my coaching institute - the way he approached the problems, the way he explored the minute details, just made me fall in love with the subject. Gradually i began to work out more and more number of problems, and developed a bit of aptitude for the math. About a month ago, when i joined brilliant, i was kind of elated to see so huge number of talented and extraordinary people, working out the toughest of problems, and eager to teach others.
I must admit that brilliant has made me understand the true meaning of mathematics. I am not one of the extraordinary minds that solve those profound problems with a flair of elegance, but i know that i have learnt a lot from the people on this site.............!!!