I mean, that’s sort of technically true, but not all that helpful. Everything’s a model, right? There are simpler, broader models and more specific, complex models. When you’re learning you go with the simpler models first, because they’re easier to understand and they’re what are most useful for the stuff you’re covering. As you get deeper, your understanding of the simpler models makes learning the next level of complexity up much easier.
I mean, if you want to get closer to a “true” model of molecules and atoms (and I use the quotes with some emphasis) you need to get into Hamiltonians and other hard math stuff. This was the point where I got a bit left behind, in that I passed my exams but didn’t internalize any of that stuff well enough to retain it. That’s OK. I never needed that stuff outside of those classes. That model isn’t useful to me.
I started up Ni No Kuni 2 again yesterday. I need something bright and cheerful. Which the opening isn’t! But it gets there pretty fast. It’s such a well made game, and so charming. Speaking of well made, and also getting whims to play things, I’ve been playing Shadow of Mordor and really enjoying it. That game oozes quality and care. Everything is so well thought out, and everything feels good to do.
Just to be tastefully topical, I’m also at the start of a Skaven campaign in Total Warhammer. Lord Skrulk the Plague Priest, naturally. I’ve turned up the campaign difficulty, because I’m looking for more pressure from other factions. He also has a fairly precarious start, so I’m looking forward to some sneaky rat shenanigans to survive and thrive.