Elias was so impressed with Thumoslang that he wanted Armando, his friend, to have the same experience. Elias brought Armando to Nick’s place one day for an introduction. The video [Relationship Count | NDBaker93 Thumoslang105 | S8E2](v=fAso8b69RXk) captured the three-way meeting. They quickly accepted that to master relationships, you must understand what a relationship is.
 It did not take long for Armando, a high school underclassman, to appreciate the immense power of Thumoslang. Before the filming, Elias Turner, a senior classmate, introduced Armando to Nickantony Quach, the creator of Thumoslang.
 When the serious talk began, Armando asked for a demonstration of Thumoslang as the vocabulary for social life.
 “Can you give me an example?” asks Armando. “I want to see an example of this working.”
 “All the good things come from relationships,” says Nick while standing behind the camera. “Do you agree with that hypothesis?”
 “Yes,” replies Armando. Sitting to his right, Elias nods in agreement.
 “It’s important,” clarifies Nick, “to know how many relationships you have today. If you have too many relationships, the important ones may not receive enough of your attention.”
 “Exactly,” agrees Armando.
 “If you have too few relationships, you may not have as many good things as your life might be able to offer,” says Nick.
 Armando nods in agreement.
 “Do you agree,” asks Nick, “it’s important to know how many relationships you have?”
 “To know exactly?” Armando double-checks.
 “Yes,” confirms Nick.
 “I think it’s important to understand which relationships are important and the less important.”
 “And therefore, you need to know how many [relationships] you have,” Nick follows through.
 “Otherwise, how can you,” Elias chimes in, “point to which ones….”
 “Do you know a number,” Armando cuts Elias off and challenges Nick, “of how many relationships you have?”
 “Yes,” says both Elias and Nick.
 “You do?” says Armando as he feels surprised.
 “With Thumoslang, you can,” affirms Nick. “Thumoslang allows us to count relationships.”
 “Why is that necessary?” wonders Armando.
 “Because, if you don’t know how many relationships you have,” explains Nick, “you don’t how if you have too few or too many relationships.”
 “What is it considered too few or too many?” asks Armando.
 “It depends on your ideals,” says Nick as Armando smiles.
 “That’s the point,” emphasizes Elias.
 “Do you agree that to count the number of relationships, you need to know the definition of a relationship?” asks Nick.
 “Yes,” replies Armando.
 “Are you in high school?” Nick asks Armando.
 “Do you agree that a high school student should be able to define a relationship?” asks Nick.
 Armando is not sure of the question.
 “Are you in an educational system where high school students should understand or know what a relationship is?” Nick restates the question.
 “I think so,” says Armando.
 “Therefore, it’s fair for me to ask you,” says Nick, “What is a relationship?”
 Armando smiles as he thinks out loud.
 “Relationship is you interacting with a human being,” struggles Armando, “or another entity, for some type of benefit or product.”
 “That’s an interaction,” says Elias, “not a relationship.”
 “OK,” agrees Armando, “you’re right.”
 “Relationship is,” Armando takes two, “when another entity fills your connection….”
 Elias interrupted and got Armando into a side conversation.
 “Nomenclature, in my head right now,” says Armando, “defines someone’s experience and efficiently gives that to someone else.”
 Elias chimes in again and helps bring everyone back on track.
 “We want you,” says Nick, “to be able to explain your experience to another person….”
 “…and have them understand it completely.” Armando jumps in and finishes the sentence for Nick.
 “Yes,” all at once, everyone nods in agreement.
 “Guess,” asks Nick as he looks at Armando, “how many relationships you have today?”
 “568,” replies Armando after a long pause, “or whatever my Instagram….”
 “Really?” Interrupted Elias.
 “Alright, that’s fine.” Nick chimes in and then ask. “Let me now tell you the definition of a relationship [as specified by Thumoslang] and see what you think, OK?”
 Nick begins with the first Thumoslang thumbnail definition.
- Relationship; that means, ongoing relations.
 As soon as Amando acknowledges, Nick follows through with the second thumbnail.
- Relation; that means, purposeful involvement.
 Nick keeps on delivering Thumoslang knowledge.
- Involvement; that means, causing inclusion.
 “Let me walk back and explain each concept,” says Nick.
 “I included you in this meeting.” Nick gives a living example. “I involve you guys; that’s involvement.”
 “Because this involvement is an activity for one purpose we all share,” Nick concludes further, “we have a purposeful involvement: relation.”
 Nick then gives a contrasting example of a shared experience between two bus riders, traveling companions without a shared purpose. Neither rider causes the other included in the ride. They are not involved with one another: no relations.
 “Since we are in our meeting together for a shared purpose,” concludes Nick, “we have a relation with one another.”
 “But having a relation for the day does not make a relationship. It needs to be ongoing. A single relation is not enough, either. When you see the same baker daily, you have an ongoing relation, and people do not think of that as a relationship. To have a relationship with that baker,” clarifies Nick, “you need to ask her out.”
 “So you think,” Armando attempts to chime in.
 “So you need to have at least two ongoing relations,” Nick interrupts, “to declare victory in having a relationship with that person.”
 As the knowledge of Thumoslang dawns on Armando, he wants to jump in, but Nick is on a roll.
 “You have two different relations with your friend Elias,” Nick provides an immediate example. “One is a school relation, and the other is a music relation. You two have a true relationship with one another.”
 Armando agrees as he follows up. “Now, a person who only has one relation….”
 “That’s a phantom relationship,” interrupts Nick. “That’s a relationship we believe we have [in our mind] but [in reality] we don’t.”
 “When you have only a single relation without a shared purpose,” clarifies Nick, “you have a service.”
 “Wow,” smiles Armando.
 “How many relationships, by that definition, do you now have?” Asks Nick.
 Elias smiles as Armando struggles in an attempt to answer the question honestly.
 “I don’t know, but it’s small,” says Armando.
 “Smaller than 500,” Elias chimes in.
 “We don’t need to know the exact number,” says Nick. “We only need to know the range.”
 “From zero to 15,” says Armando, finally.
 “Zero to 15 is much less than 500,” says Nick. “That’s the point of Thumoslang.”
 “Thumoslang doesn’t tell you how to live your life,” explains Nick. “It helps you understand the truth behind your life.”
 Armando understands.
 “If you don’t know the truth about your life,” says Nick, “you don’t know how to improve it.”
 “You have to understand something,” agrees Armando, “to fix it.”
 “Exactly,” confirms Nick. Here is another set of thumbnail definitions from Thumoslang for you.
- Boundary; that means, the indication of a border.
- Implication; that means, intimate involvement.
- Understanding; that means, boundaries and implications.
 “This should be a new subject in school,” concludes Armando.
 “This is a new subject for school,” clarifies Elias.
 “Exactly,” confirms Nick.
 “It just hasn’t been placed yet, dude,” says Elias as he looks at Armando.
 “Do [a few of] these [thumbnail] definitions make you feel more powerful?” Nick asked.
 “Yes,” replies Armando.
 The door behind Elias suddenly opened as Alec Mustafayev (pictured below), a student from a different high school, and his mother entered the room.