I enjoyed like nothing else working in pure math, discovering new formulas.
I was dyslexic, so math and formulas were not necessarily my strong suit.
I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas, you'll have one group of kids doing well.
I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - You write backward Es!
Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.