Math books are under purchased, and not just mine. In general, math resources are under utilized. This includes math blogs but is especially true of math books.
Math books give an ordered presentation of math for the reader. It presents in one place the information needed to understand a math topic.
So as you consider what gifts to give for birthdays or holidays, remember to give math books. You don’t need to read them yourself. Although giving a math book may stimulate you and the recipient to learn more.
The fall of teacher pensions, the Ryan medicare voucher plan, the stagnant median wages and the fall in employment to population ratios for men are not getting better. Math is a way to get better jobs. Math can also help for starting or keeping a stand alone business. Most people are just too lazy to understand math well. That won’t change in years to come. So be one of the ones who does a little bit more.
If you look at Euler’s books, he always does more examples than in a modern book. He doesn’t stop as soon. Be that person.