Hopefully you don't mind me saying this, I get the impression PhysicsForums is trying to tell me to turn my mind into a vegetable because all thoughts/feelings are automatically found in a book no matter what and so you have to purge all your feelings. I wonder if coming up with some mathematical models may be able to PF to not say that? Although this may not make sense what I'm saying at first because you need the context, please hear me out: Has there ever been a time when you wanted to do more than study for a test, but rather actually understand what you were learning, see how everything was related, and make it your own idea? Well just like visualize means to take something and turn it into something visual, conceptualize means to make it conceptual, which is a good thing. So I created a phrase, "I'm just just trying to conceptualize the world around me", not to be catchy but rather as a way to describe my personal feelings just like someone may say "I'm hungry". A roommate then said, "LOL, not from a book." Then later on he said, "LOL, I'm going to be creative. You killed my father, prepare to die". I went to Google and "You killed my father, prepare to die" in quotes came up hundreds of thousand of time, however the only times "I'm just trying to conceptualize the world around me" showed up is when I've used it online. The reason I brought that up with PhysicsForums earlier was I felt weirded out from that roommate telling me to turn my mind into a vegetable because all thoughts/feelings are automatically in some imaginary book. Since PF also said "not from a book" regardless of me insisting I didn't get that phrase from a book and it was my own personal feelings, I feel like PhysicsForums is telling me to turn my mind into a vegetable. Very creepy. So as a solution to all of this, I thought perhaps maybe if I could come up with a counter-intuitive idea which might possibly work in some situations like mathematical models for flirting, that would show PF I thought of an idea not in the "imaginary book" even if they absolutely don't agree with it (already checked for any specific flirting equations on trusty Google). I thought then PhysicsForums won't tell me to turn my mind into a vegetable anymore. So I don't know if that makes sense where I'm coming from? That's why I may sound all weird on a lot of the threads; I feel like PF is telling me to turn my mind into a vegetable because all thoughts/feeling are automatically found in some "imaginary book" no matter what and that you have to purge your mind of all thoughts/feelings. Some of it is due to me actually wanting to learn how to read flirting, but more of it is because I don't want to purge all thoughts/feelings and think like a veggie.