We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Math and science are difficult, and they aren't all about "what I think" and "what I feel." Failure is a good thing in a meritocratic field because it separates those with potential from those without. Whether it's banks or students, America needs more room for healthy failure.
Failure is more important than success, because more can be learned from it. In the end, success in achieving goals is better, though. Much more enjoyable.
The science based jobs (i cringe at the new designation of computer gizmos as "Technology") take not only an ability to do textbook math and science, but a genuine sense of enjoyment at doing them.
When I started engineering school in the mid 1970's it was after the great post vietnam aerospace collapse. We had the smallest entering class in years, but nearly all the students were there because they liked science, math, engineering. A few found out that they really didn't sometime later.
The group that likes technological subjects will always be small, but similarly if one studies business you should really like the area. You can be dragged to learning how to do things by the book, but you cannot be forced to acquire real insight or ability.