Re: The third stage of evolution -- End of games Thanks Apeman! Past the first week ( Finally ! ) This weekend i went to a seminar in a nearby town. It was a two days thing with classes all day long, but in a nice location and with many people. It was a great way to unplug, since it was all about what i like most, studying and learning and science. But really it was a great way of social interaction: many people there, some of which i had never met, and it was nice to talk to them and engage in social activities, some flirting. I almost only talked to girls, as there were may. And i put into practice my idea from last post: each conversation i tried to say just whatever i had in my mind, and see how people answered. It was harder in the beginning, when i still had some trouble and was a bit shy, but by the end it went much better. I engaged in a half an hour conversation about quantum mechanics with a girl, and she ended up offering me a drink SMILE There was a girl at this seminar, who i had met previously but never interacted too much with. I definitely like her, and during most classes, she'd sit close to me and often turn around to look at me. I would just smile a coupe of time, and she'd smile back. We talked for some time too, and it was fun.. The point is i decided to smile more. Just smile to people you meet, smile to the ones that maybe you wanna meet. You see, i am still a bit shy, and have trouble for example going to talk to this or that girl, to break the ice.. But smiling doesn't require any difficulty, it is easy, and makes you feel better. I like to smile at people.