So I was having a conversation with someone and we were discussing our majors and what we study. I told her about how I love physics and she said "You must have a lot of amazing tidbits you've picked up from your research". I thought about it and all I could think of is something like the jets emitting from black holes or pulsars. I thought "yah those are probably somewhat interesting to people outside of the field". Then I started thinking about the more mundane things. I started thinking about how as you speed up, time slows down, how particles exist in a superposition of states, etc etc, these super boring mundane things, and started to wonder how outsiders feel about these things? I have this thinking that because it's so mundane and such an everyday way of thinking for me, that I've lost the ability to see these concepts from the viewpoint of someone not in the field. So to all of you have the chance to talk to people about these "mundane" concepts in physics, how do people typically react? Are they actually cool to the lay-person? Does our field of study really just the study of badassness? DISCUSS!!!!!