Can a form of conceptualizing be called a rational process? It can certainly be if you substitute subjective objectives for objective goals, if you avoid a fixed length of time for outcomes and if you change the kinds of choices that you have in your sights. These are all parts of the approach that is called compassionate realism or rationality. Some people think that this is too difficult for objective techniques, so they use subjective criteria such as agreement and agreement-like-thoughts in their research. Other people look for objective criterion such as certainty and synonymicity or simple-sum computation or random deduction. Some use learning and feedback theory as a frame of reference, while some use objective faculty such as judgement. This difficulty is a reflection of the fact that we don’t know how much effort it will take to do these “practical” tasks and we need lots of different kinds of explanation and multiple senses.