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# Why is Category Theory so foreign?

## Course: Category Theory from the Universe Up

If you've made it this far, I will assume you've learned enough for me to answer this question:

If Category Theory really does underly a lot of what we do as programmers, then why is it so foreign?

I've tried many times to read Wikipedia articles on Category Theory and it's just a bunch of words I don't understand. I know that they are meaningful to someone, but I've been programming for over 20 years and I just do see how any of it relates to what I know.

The other question I want to answer is:

Why is it so hard to understand?

It's obviously a related question. I attempt to answer those in this lesson.