On top of all of this, I’ve been working my hardest to learn about some pretty difficult topics in my classes. Currently, I’m struggling to grasp the ideas behind two economic standpoints. We read Smith and Marx in my Social Sciences class, and while I still don’t quite understand Marx, I sympathise much more with his ideas of estranged labour. Smith’s idea that the beggar is just as secure as the king kind of alienated me from his main point. Natural Sciences has been difficult as we try to approach the idea of how heat is equivalent to energy (vis viva), and how compounds have electrochemical properties that we can use to describe their base parts (Berzelius).