sdkelso wrote: Philosophy deals with the most fundamental problems of the world. In addition, you both encounter and are given the opportunity to create complex and fun problems known as paradoxes. At the very least, it's something for you to look into. If you're interested, get a copy of Bertrand Russell's Problems of Philosophy and give it a try. Good luck.
Except it has no way of resolving them. Two people can have completely different interpretations of the problem and their is no way to determine which is right.
If you actually want to be able to truly solve a problem, physics or maths are about as fundamental as you can get seeing as, unlike philosophy which cannot determine truth (within itself i.e. it cannot determine whether nihilism is truer than stoicism), they both come with a means of determining truth inbuilt (empiricism (which is itself a product of philosophy) in physics and logic (likewise, a product of philosophy) in maths).
That said, having applied for theoretical physics courses at uni, I may be slightly biased.
Physics (primarily the theoretical aspect) is my
passion and the main thing which really got me hooked was just playing around with things mathematically. Special relativity isn't too taxing algebraically and a lot can be solved diagrammatically, you can also teach yourself at least some notion of basic calculus with a good source and persistence.
If you feel like looking at physics or maths in more detail just as something to play with, drop me a PM or post in the science board and I'm sure someone will be glad to help you.