Hello? It’s Mihaly.

A conversation and a proof.

RICHARD: Wow, what time is it?

ME: It’s 10pm.

RICHARD: Yeah, I totally lost track of time there for a bit, while playing this video game.

ME: Ah, would you say you were in a flow state?

RICHARD: What?

ME: Would you say were in a… FLOW STATE???

RICHARD: What are you talking about?

ME: Would you say you were challenged enough to not be bored, but not so challenged that you became frustrated?

RICHARD: Wh-what?

ME: You know, A FLOW STATE??!?!? As set forth by CSIKSZENTMIHALYI?

RICHARD: WHAT? What are you saying? STOP!

ME: Talkin’ about MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI’S FLOW STATE???

RICHARD: STOP SHOUTING MADE UP WORDS!

ME: It’s not made up, look it up! Open up a browser and type in “Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi flow state,” I dare you.

RICHARD: No, how would I even—

ME: OOH! Or better yet, let’s ask Google about it. I’m sure it’ll pick it right up.

RICHARD: Go for it.

ME: Ok Google!

GOOGLE: …

ME: OK GOOGLE!

GOOGLE: …

RICHARD: Ok Google.

GOOGLE: Ready. Hit it.

ME: MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI!

GOOGLE: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian psychologist who created the the psychological concept of flow.

MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI_google

ME: Wow, I can’t believe that worked.

RICHARD: Wow, ok. I believe you.

ME: Yeah, I know how to pronounce Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I went to grad school.

RICHARD: Shut up.

ME: You know who definitely would not know how to pronounce that name? Siri.

RICHARD: Ooh yeah, do it.

ME: Siri, MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI.

SIRI: …

Hello?

MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI_Siri

RICHARD: Yep. Seems about right.

ME: Go home Siri.

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