I don't know where to ask but I decided to give this part of the community a shot. Anyway I am currently studying an IT related degree but lately I have started to found a love on maths.

Sadly I have never been good in highschool and it was only until Discrete Maths I started to develop a curiosity on the subject, then slowly become more interested in other fields.

To be fair I am very poor in arithmetic and I compute results very slowly, yet I had this feeling that I should try to invest on a postgraduate in maths for my future...do you think I am capable to try something like this at this age (I am on my mid 20s)? or should I stop dreaming and face the reality that I am not a maths person or it's too late?

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    $\begingroup$ i say it is never too late for you, what field of math have you selected? $\endgroup$ – Dr. Sonnhard Graubner Aug 13 '17 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ I suggest to see David Hilbert biography. $\endgroup$ – Khosrotash Aug 13 '17 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ Don't worry about computation speed. See math.stackexchange.com/questions/551074/… $\endgroup$ – edm Aug 13 '17 at 11:34
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    $\begingroup$ I assume that your only issue is speed and not that your calculations are error-prone. In any case if you want to do postgraduate studies in math to make a career out of it, then you need to put huge effort (like you also need a PhD). And perhaps the payoff is not as good as available in IT with same amount of effort. But on the other hand the real benefit of math is the extreme excitement/enjoyment. And a career objective will definitely lessen this kind of benefit. Also this is entirely a personal opinion. $\endgroup$ – Paramanand Singh Aug 13 '17 at 11:46
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    $\begingroup$ Too late at mid 20s? It's certainly not too late. However, whether it makes sense is a other question entirely. $\endgroup$ – Dole Aug 13 '17 at 11:53

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