OBSERVATION (unpopularity of studying mathematics)

The reason that mathematics (especially algebra) is so unpopular with students is that it is process-oriented (if done correctly), whereas students are encouraged in all other venues to be procedurally-oriented. (If mathematics-teaching succumbs and gives way to being procedurally-oriented, it quickly runs into a wall, and can make no further headway of permanent utility.)
keywords:
[discipline]
[habit]
[progress]