My mother was an economics professor. I'm proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that.
I had an excellent math and physics teacher in high school named T.C. Patel, and in the university, I had truly dedicated professors in both physics and mathematics who gave me a sound foundation with which to pursue graduate studies.
Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.
I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.