This is something I've been thinking about for a long time (slightly influenced by having read Jorge Louis Borges' (sp?) Jorge Louis Borges and me). When people see that Mentat has posted in a thread, they have a certain pre-supposed opinion of the kind of response I probably made. They have become accustomed to my nature of posting, and to my limits of understanding. However, these pre-suppositions do not exist in the minds of all of the people who see me walk out of the library (without a coat, no matter how low the temperature) every day, down the street to my home (all the while, staring at the ground, and not much appearing to care about anything). Even the people who have met me, they categorize me as either a "Smarty-pants show-off", or (at best) a "whiz kid". The difference lies in the fact that I feel so much freer on the PFs. I can talk about Science or Philosophy, without losing everyone immediately. I can speak to people that I know are my intellectual superiors (as most of you are), and I can learn from them. This is what I appreciate most about the PFs, and it is why I am on every day, for at least an hour, with (at least) four windows open to the PFs. Does anyone else feel this way? How close to your typical persona is your PF persona?