Thursday, October 25, 2012

President has math phobia

There is one subject where people are proud of their ignorance. Here was the President on the NBC TV Tonight Show last night:
Leno: (Here's Samantha from Colorado) When you help your daughters with their homework, is there a subject you struggle with?

Obama: Well, you know, the math stuff, I was fine with up until about seventh grade. But Malia is now a freshman in high school, and I am pretty lost.
It is culturally acceptable to admit to Mathematical anxiety. I doubt that he would admit to any other mental disorder or deficiency.

2 comments:

martha meyer said...

A hypnotherapist in sydney commented on people's natural disinclination with mathematics. It is more about motivation or unpleasant experience like their first flunk test.

Anonymous said...

Hypnosis is the best way to overcome any type of anxiety or problem as it interacts with our subconscious mind and helps us get rid of our problem. I got hypnotherapy in Melbourne for getting rid of my addiction and I am sure that it can also help in getting rid of mathematical anxiety.