I am just wondering why Mathematics is often defined as **The study of Structures, Logic and Numbers** which I can concur with but still retain various questions in mind.

I am a postgraduate student of Financial Mathematics now and have loved Mathematics even when at bachelor's. Unfortunately, I fail (at the many times I have tried) to give specific reasons for my love for Mathematics.

I am now thinking of what my next step in life might be. I don't feel like sitting down in an office doing Quant work just for the sake of money (I did this program because I thought being a quant was more paying). I have resolved to continue with what I love but I am having problems getting answers to some questions.

I would love to continue doing Mathematics because I think it can literally answer any single question in life. I want to use it to work on the day-to-day problems in the grocery store, taxi, bars, homes etc, I mean in simple life. I feel like **Mathematics can answer some unanswered questions that we face nearly every day** I am wondering and asking my self these three questions below;

(i) Are there any common **real-life** activities that employ Mathematics just at their surface. Rephrasing it would mean I say; How can I do mathematics and explain even sophisticated University mathematics to a minor or non-mathematician and get them loving it?

(ii) Talk about phenomena like **robbery, drug abuse, domestic violence**. Is there any good mathematics exploring or even explaining these areas of life, leave alone social science?

(iii) What good books can I read about **Mathematics in Real life**? A google search yielded nearly nothing.

Could someone advise? Thanks very much in advance.