"And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps." ~ H.L. Mencken
A fondness of mathematics is from Engineering. Understanding the operation of the Federal Reserve began with MBA. A fondness for solving riddles was tested to reduce the Fed's subterfuge to understandable fundamentals.