I gave more thought to your post, hence a delayed response. Thank you. I don't think that I'm even close to start developing any semblance of balancing both sides myself, but damn it I'll try. Seems like it's worth the effort.
Thing is, despite being rather pragmatic and literal-minded I do have many idealised assumptions and purposes. Rules can't be broken, but there's a possibility to exploit and optimise in ways that we don't know as of yet. Models are simplified by necessity, but I would not feel like myself if I didn't at least try to add another factor into it to get it all sorts of complex and wacky. And while I will likely never overcome my problems with disciplines like poetry I do know many other things worth of my appreciation. A well-made proof is likely causing me the same types of thoughts than a fine piece of art does to many others. Just appreciating one makes you look like a complete dork unless you are channelling Brian Cox.
I'm not going to be a leader, barring maybe student's physics club and even that it's mainly because I'm actually giving enough of a fuck about its mission. I already started to develop distaste to HR and I am not going to hide that I will likely always be more lenient toward like-minded people and much harsher toward liberal-arts majors and similar people. Will I overcome this bias? I don't know. I hope so, but it doesn't look promising.
Again, I want to thank you for this post. On top of everything, I have to say that references to Star Trek TOS speak more than a thousand pictures. ;)
meet the liberal arts majors where they live, if for no other reason than the parties tend to be less awkward
That's so far the only thing with which I can't seem to agree. No doubt we have different experiences and I'm not really a party-goer on top of it, but so far my sample shows the exact opposite. Even the only two liberal arts people that I know well prefer to party with the techs. :D