has under achieved as I am in physics I have had more formal physics education than most in the area where I live. as a result I have been asked to talk about QM to some very eager adults that have a new age bent and have stumbled across QM as some magical thing where you can change the world by thinking about it and collapsing the wave function to a potentiality...blah, blah, yadyada. I have learned enough on this forum to know the mindset behind this line of question and where any attempt at an answer leads. I am not getting paid and these people are enthusiastic so thinking a response is just the decent thing to do. my plan would be to start a study of calculus and basic physics and get to something on the lines of Griffith. this is nothing they want to hear about, do I tell the truth and disappoint, play around a bit and hope something good sticks or decline? what would you do? ETA, I could just send them here but all that would achieve is a bunch of threads being locked.