I'm a second year student in mathematics at the University of Ghent, Belgium. The University has a total of 60000 students and only 150 studying maths, looking at these numbers, u instantly notice that it's a very low percentage. I've never really understood why so few people study maths, which is probably the most important science in the world. Does anyone have a proper explanation for this? Plus, when I tell people that I study maths, they always seem to ask me: 'What is the point in doing that, become a teacher when you're older?' although I don't want to become a teacher. How should I try to explain this without going on for 15 minutes?