I was a typical science-and-math geek. I enjoyed writing, but I suffered from math-and-science machismo. Real thinkers, I believed, thought with math, not words.
Once in a while you see a sentence or two and it instantly strikes a chord and establishes a feeling of kinship towards the author.
I started out hating writing because, I was no good at it. I always envied people who could write well. I am getting better (the liking part and not really the writing part).