Seriously, must I? Long before I ever knew about algebra, I had crossed math off my list of "fun things to do". Anybody with me here?
I remember when I dug my stubborn little grade school heels in the dirt and told my dad (who worked for a bank) that I could see no use in the world for math. My dad, wise person that he was, went straight for my Achilles heel and said, "How are you going to count your horses if you don't know how to do math?"
Ouch. I dove into my math studies, and I even learned to like it a little bit - a few years down the road.
Some things just take some time and a little work to find the fun in them. It often takes a healthy dose of "want to" to get through the "don't like". Once the "want to" takes over, the "don't like" doesn't have a chance.
My grandmother (my father's mother) shared my dislike for math. She wrote a little poem in the front of her algebra book.