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Arrogant Mathematician Publicly Shames Her Psychology-Studying Boyfriend, Gets What She Deserves
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Arrogant Mathematician Publicly Shames Her Psychology-Studying Boyfriend, Gets What She Deserves

Quora can be an awesome resource, a place where rational, intelligent people come together to have in-depth discussions about important and stimulating topics. However, like anywhere else on the web, it has it’s fair share of pretentious and arrogant contributors who can’t seem to get over themselves, like this “budding mathematician” for example.

The poor woman, obviously doing the superior science, found herself stuck with a boyfriend studying something as lowly as psychology, the science of the human mind and behavior. “I’m planning to be a mathematician and I can’t take his interest seriously,” she wailed. “It’s a joke compared to mine. We have chemistry but his profession/interest in that pop junk is annoying. I prefer intellectual discussions not junk talk.”

Now, whether this was a genuine post, or just a wind-up trying to get a reaction is open to question, but get a reaction it did, in the form of a glorious put down. Using pinpoint logic to defend the complexity and importance of psychology in relation to mathematics, the response eloquently describes the OP’s shortcomings, while suggesting that her psychologist boyfriend could find her as a useful subject for study, if nothing else.

She will no doubt learn, with time, to respect others choices and passions in life, even if they are different to her own. But for now, such a superior attitude is probably not going to stand this student in good stead for the duration of her studies, or her love life for that matter. Scroll down below to read how it unfolded for yourself, as well as see how others reacted to the post. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

A “budding mathematician” took to Quora to share her embarrassment at her boyfriend’s choice of study, psychology

Image credits: Ion Chibzii

Here’s what answer she got

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Pamela24
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how straightforward the answer is. Especially the last paragraph. No sugar coating.

Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the fact that Michael Bauer is himself from Mathematics background makes this more awesome!

Zori the degu
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her views are so outdated and arrogant! People used to look on psychology like that 40+ years ago! Psychology is no less important than mathematics! I also support the boyfriend for personal reasons: I can't stand math(in fact I get sick, like, real sick with a headache by it) but I've got an amateur interest in human and dog psychology.

Suzi Gauthier
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know, she sounds like an old fart from the 1930's.

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Pamela24
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how straightforward the answer is. Especially the last paragraph. No sugar coating.

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the fact that Michael Bauer is himself from Mathematics background makes this more awesome!

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her views are so outdated and arrogant! People used to look on psychology like that 40+ years ago! Psychology is no less important than mathematics! I also support the boyfriend for personal reasons: I can't stand math(in fact I get sick, like, real sick with a headache by it) but I've got an amateur interest in human and dog psychology.

Suzi Gauthier
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know, she sounds like an old fart from the 1930's.

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