I happen to know a lot of math (pure) and basically non of the applied stuff. People keep on telling me that Diffrencial Equations are the most important thing to know in math. The problem is that these people/teachers do not know and have no appreciation for Pure math. I keep on saying I wish to study Pure math because Applied is not fun. Just because something works out mathematically in Applied math does not mean it is actually true, opposite of pure math. Also, applied math problems are not fun, you just memorize the steps you have to to take to slove the problem and the next time the same problem appears you do the same thing but with different numbers. They keep on telling me I cannot get a job that involves pure math. I am in 12th Grade and next year I am probably going to go college. I wish to study pure math, it is an obession, and I do not wish to spend time on diffrencial equation problems because they are not fun and I do not think Pure math EVER uses them. Am I right? What do you think?