I found this site where mathematicians / students explain their choice for mathematics. ( Elsewhere on the site statements form students in other fields ) Very readable and interesting life-stories of young people.
" Mathematics can, at times, be the single most frustrating subject I have ever studied, yet I love it. The euphoria of completing a particularly hard puzzle, or the sudden realisation of a particular topic clicking into place, makes the challenge and the hard work all the more worthwhile. "
13-2016 Open letter to Open Source for You (OSFY)
6 months ago