I was a writer (poet) and lover by birth. I was sort of self forced to learn mathematics. But man it changed my life. My IQ grew, my understanding of life expanded. Hence now I have lethal combination, artistic heart and logical mind. I have best of both worlds. I can understand emotions subconsciously and decode them for you in plain logic.
Everyone must learn mathematics till grade 12th. It activates your mind, makes you more intelligent and logical.
Mathematics is bicycle of mind.
I never regretted my hours wasted in doing mathematics. Mathematics is like problem solving and life is full of problems. You are just getting trained for life in best possible way.