Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
It is quite natural that if a child of limited intelligence can only do one subject, that subject should be arithmetic. The judgments involved in thinking, "Is this the right block? No, that one's too long," and later associating the various blocks with 0, 1, 2, ...., and 9 are much simpler than those required to learn the 26 letters of the alphabet and the eccentricities of English and American spelling.
A man can sustain himself without food for few days but he cannot live without water for a single day.
The more you study Buddhism, the more you should understand. You shouldn't become more confused. Recognize the truth and open up your "mine of wisdom."
In the hyperconnected world, there is only good better and best,
From the sea of effortlessness, let your great uncaused compassion shine forth.