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I feel like people should be more appreciative of what they are taught. Yes, most of us will never use calculus, parallelograms, and other things past high school, but we could at least recognize their importance. Someone out there is using that informationhi to do and develop things that affect our lives.

@Gay Rattlesnake , most of calculus is useless??? If your job sucks, sure. Calculus is one of the most used things in the world. It's just that most of the time it isn't called calculus....it's called "calculating profit margin" or "optimizing resources" or "minimizing costs"... Anytime you are trying to minimize/maximize anything, that's calculus. Anytime you are figuring out how much benefit/cost adding 1 more unit/hour/etc is going to give you, that's calculus. Anytime you are figuring out the total of something based on the rate (I.e. How much electricity you use over a month), that's calculus.

@lol at retards, actually, you use algebra to do calculus. Calculus gives you the derivative, but solving the equation you get from are tin the derivative equal to zero is algebra. In general, you use algebra whenever you're deciding whether you're supposed to add, subtract, multiply, or divide, including, for example, knowing that you're supposed to subtract to find how much change a vending machine was supposed to give you.

@Turkleton, eh, I can appreciate it. But I'm the kind of person who can only remember information if there is a practical use for it. That's why I hated classes like calculus. I'd learn how to do it, then they'd leave it, and then they'll suddenly bring it back on a test and I get it wrong because I've long forgotten how to do it. That stuff killed my grades in high school.
"I wasn't taught how to get a job, but I can remember dissecting a frog"