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Funny, my household is the opposite lol.
My wife in particular hates pure math.
Studying engineering made me hate pure math more than I should lol, I really wish I learned linear algebra in a practical sense. Like really when will I ever be working in infinite dimensions?
I actually designed a digital equalizer using an IIR filter this semester, which actually does theoretically work on sequences of numbers, which constitutes an infinite dimensional vector space. The actual math was just algebra and programming, but it was an implementation of a Ztransform transfer function which is a sequence operator (maps input sequence to output sequence).
IMO infinitedimensional stuff shows up in two types of problems:

For some reason, you need to solve the partial differential equation you started with, i.e. you can't use symmetry or approximations to simplify it into an ordinary differential equation.

When you're dealing with signals that change in time or space, you have to decompose those signals into simpler signals that are easier to analyze.
Infinitedimensional vector spaces also show up in another context: functional analysis.
If you stretch your imagination a bit, then you can think of vectors as functions. A (real) ndimensional vector is a list of numbers (v_{1}, v_{2}, ..., v_{n}), which can be thought of as a function {1, 2, ..., n} → ℝ, where k ∊ {1, ..., n} gets sent to v_{k}. So, an ndimensional (real) vector space is a collection of functions {1, 2, ..., n} > ℝ, where you can add two functions together and multiply functions by a real number.
Under this interpretation, the idea of "infinitedimensional" vector spaces becomes much more reasonable (in my opinion anyway), since it's not too hard to imagine that there are situations where you want to look at functions with an infinite domain. For example, you can think of an infinite sequence of numbers as a function with infinite domain. (i.e., an infinite sequence (v_{1}, v_{2}, ...) is a function ℕ → ℝ, where k ∊ ℕ gets sent to v_{k}.)
and this idea works for both "countable" and "uncountable" "vectors". i.e., you can use this framework to study a vector space where each "vector" is a function f: ℝ → ℝ. why would you want do this? because in this setting, integration and differentiation are linear maps. (e.g., if f, g: ℝ → ℝ are "vectors", then D(f + g) = Df + Dg, and ∫*(f+g) = ∫f + ∫g, where D denotes taking the derivative.)
Infinitedimensional vector spaces also show up in another context: functional analysis.
From an engineering perspective, functional analysis is the main mathematical framework behind (1) and (2) in my previous comment. Although they didn't teach functional analysis for real in any of my coursework, I kinda picked up that it was going to be an important topic for what I want to do when I kept seeing textbooks for it cited in PDE and "signals and systems" books. I've been learning it on my own since I finished Calc III like four years ago.
Such an incredibly interesting and deep topic IMO.

Truly, the flesh is weak, if you value her mortal and imperfect form above the pure essence of theory.
Alas, I am concerned about the future of humanity.
Lol I agree with her though. She’s just more passionate about it since she is a professional mather and I’m not. Corrupted in both flesh and spirit, and we like it that way.
Hoping you will be happy forever!