For me the biggest joy of doing maths
is solving problems. It is sometimes hard
when your attempts fail and you have to
give it another try.
Mathematicians can focus their attention so much that they forget the real world, and they probably deserve their reputation of being forgetful and not down to earth. They can spend a long time on a problem without solving it and have the problem on their mind all day and maybe all night.This can be a way to escape from problems of ordinary life, poverty, sadness, illness.