Just wondering. I haven't been having problems with proofs, so far, but I'm interested in how people think about proofs. I feel I'm still far from ideal. There are some standard proofs, like when proving uniqueness which have all looked the same so far. There are also counting proofs, in which I am forced to think through exactly what I'm doing. But for most other proofs, I just stare at it until I get a compulsion to do something. Like factor it into a special form or subtract and add something to the expression. It's usually only by the middle of the proof that I realize what I'm doing. I suspect this is because the problems were crafted in such a way that they're easy to prove. I'm especially interested in how people come up with original proof techniques.