What exactly does this expenditure of energy for solving a math problem do? After I forget about solving it, what do I have? An accomplishment? I have conquered a bit of logic and reasoning; just as this sentence does, but math takes more effort usually. It is precisely the reason that math requires more effort than reading or writing that there is a following behind it. That's probably why I'm into it. Because not everyone does it due to its difficulty. So it is an exclusive group. This is why it is bothersome to know others have excelled beyond me in math, because they have put forth the work; that they were tired enough of their ignorance to accomplish so much. It is nice to know what I could and couldn't accomplish from seeing them. 99% of mathematicians will never put forth a new theory or solve a once unsolvable question. It would seem my whole life of math would prove futile in light that this exclusive "club" only allows 1% to make a dent in human history. Therefore, I must strive, see it as a process of unending steps, and pray that I will add some work to humanity's progress.