All roads lead to money. Everything taught is for the purpose of learning a skill to make enough money to live a comfortable life. Unfortunately, the schools tie up so much time that people get bored. If you cut to the chase and understand that it's all about making as much money as possible, it's easier to get started with good ideas or products to sell. The amount of money will determine how much freedom a person has to do whatever they want, whenever they want. Anything less is bondage or dependency on jobs or employers. These days it is not wise to be at the mercy of companies. Anything can happen to them. To depend on one's own ideas is security. A person can also make much more money. Hence the importance of math.