Algebra is a quantitative way of establishing relationships between different variables.
There are regular rules and procedures to simplify these relationships, so you can find the fundamental descriptive relationship.
This allows you to then find the optimum value for the variable you are concerned with.
With practice, the procedures, and processes become easier to use and to set up.
I love history and find American history especially interesting because it is so relevant to the life we live today.
If we look closely, we can see how past events have shaped the world we live in, and we can see how events today might shape the world of the future.
The fascinating thing about history is to imagine what it was really like to live in those times and how it felt to witness those great events.
I have read over 2000 books on a variety of subjects, but mostly history, philosophy, science, religion, and the arts. Reading the writings of noteworthy people is a way to improve our thinking and better ourselves. Reading an essay is like having lunch with a famous person from history and listening to them explain their opinions. What better way is there to improve our minds and our ability? How else could we share such distinguished company? As Dennis Wholey said, "We are the same person we were five years ago, except for the people we have met and the books we have read."