The following is my response to a students question on why all topic model literature is full of ‘hoping’ and ‘expecting’ that the model would find the right topics.
Most post-docs are in a socially awkward situation.
They are freshly drained out of grad school. They suddenly find themselves in a new lab, a new school, a new town. They very likely even relocated from a different country.
I completely agree with the gender-neutral bathroom movement  aiming to provide a ‘quiet’ space for trans-gender people without any screaming, shouting, or harassment.
However, I do have a suggestion for improvement.