More often than not the correct answer here is "Have you considered learning philosophy or art instead?"

Now this is kind of blunt but i stress that it correct answer most of the time.

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    $\begingroup$ this version of the question makes no sense... what is the question exactly? $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '19 at 5:35
  • $\begingroup$ I've removed an impolite comment. Please assume that everyone is communicating in good faith and maintain a welcoming atmosphere. $\endgroup$
    – rob Mod
    Dec 14 '19 at 5:45
  • $\begingroup$ This edit seems to completely remove the original question and makes the two current answers hard to follow. $\endgroup$
    – JMac
    Dec 14 '19 at 6:05
  • $\begingroup$ The original question has been restored. $\endgroup$
    – G. Smith
    Dec 14 '19 at 6:31

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Your premise for this seems very flawed to me.

If you believe the correct answer to any question here is:

"Have you considered learning philosophy or art instead?"

I think you will want to rethink how you approach answers. Asking the user another question is rarely an answer; and is never a good answer on it's own.

This specific question is not helpful for a vast majority of the questions here. Even if asking rhetorical questions were an appropriate close flag, this one would not have any practical use here when we already have off topic flags.

  • $\begingroup$ What does off topic even mean? I really don't understand.. There is "correctness" and there is too much "correctness" where the original message you hoped to convey is just not there world wide speaking. $\endgroup$
    – user192234
    Dec 14 '19 at 5:30
  • $\begingroup$ Please see physics.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic regarding what is on-topic and off-topic. $\endgroup$
    – G. Smith
    Dec 14 '19 at 6:29
  • $\begingroup$ @user192234 The above comment is for you, not JMac. $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '19 at 8:07

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