i study how people apply metaphors to make sense of stuff. Like, I spent one summer reading epic poems for the epic similes about super-power--only to confirm that they're all pretty boring before the discovery of steam and electric power. Here's the thing: if you went back to 1840 and told someone they were "wired" they would have no clue what you were talking about. Blowing your top (steam power), & a few electro-chemical concepts, they'd get (just btw, the gold-embroidered scarlet letter is an energy inducer-- a pickup & you can tell cuz Hawthorne goes out of his way to describe people sorta unconsciously arranging themselves around it like iron filings): but they're ALL models of what's happening. Not the real thing. & I've seen enough pictures of the inside of amps on this forum to tell you that even if you use the wiring metaphor, HOW the wiring was done also matters, & in a plastic (malleable) feedback-driven system what kind of information & the methods for processing that information also matter a lot. How we process and emerge from what happens to us--& given that we're social critters-what sort of messages we get about what matters--all of those individualize us. rambling, sorry, but I teach a lotta d3 college athletes who have been taught to value themselves almost completely in terms of sportsing. Pair that with 12 or so years of feeling like failures or worse in a classroom, & well . . . it can be tough for them.