#### Redfire

##### and Blood

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I still like math, but I like to read everything several times and slowly, so I truly learn and understand the concepts completely. Only then I truly know what I'm doing, in high school math I feel like I'm just going through the motions and I hate that.

I suspect this is a common INTP trait, and would like to ask for any online material or book you know about math, and I'd like it to at least start from scratch, explaining everything. I usually google anything I don't fully understand in a book, but if the book is designed to learn everything in an INTP friendly way (namely truly comprehensive) it would be a major plus. I have some months till I start college so I have time now, and also the first year is really basic (we have epistemology, basic math, basic algebra, basic chemistry, basic physics, etc) in the university I'm going to so I have a full year till I start with the complex math and CS subjects.

By the way, do any of you relate to what I'm talking about? I mean, I know you do but did anyone did what I want to do? Maybe I'm delusional but I'm thinking that by complementing my college education I should be able to truly understand everything I'm taught and actually be interested in it. I only remember things I'm truly interested in and I have a hard time spending time on the trivial stuff I'm taught.

But maybe I'm wrong and I'm doomed to find institutional education dull and meaningless. Either way I feel CS is the best possible career for me (even if I find it dull I could get a job and find it at least tolerable).

So, I could've made this shorter and just ask for stuff but I feel it can promote a valuable topic. So if you have any material you recommend me, advice, opinion, etc; just post it. It could be valuable not just for me but for any INTP in a similar situation.

By the way, I'm not sure Science&Technology is the best section but it seemed like the best fit.