You admit as much when you mention your checkbook (and I'm sure your car payment, mortgage, credit cards, bank account, etc, etc, etc.)
Art class didn't teach you how to manage your finances, did it?
The correct way of saying it would be "I, FF, didn't choose to do much with math, professionally".
Art or music?studied those so called extras, and now make a great living because of one of them.
If math did nothing for you, how do you know you make a great living? Or how much to charge at all?
As I said, I'm not against art. I'm against art at the expense of vital, universal, basics. Math. Reading/writing. Science.
You, the individual, can choose the reject them. That does not make your abandonment valid for all in the system.
ON this, I'm a big liberal. I demand the State mandate we do it my way for everyone for whats best for society as a whole. You 1%'ers can get your art and music from private sources.