Respecting energy as a calculated quantity

Wrong Track: You can just feel the energy.

Wrong Track: The energy is huge and obvious.

Right Lines: Measure the right quantities carefully and you can calculate a change in energy.

Energy is subtle, but you can calculate changes

You feel temperature differences, pressure differences and even differences in force. So you can use sensations to anchor the physical quantities of temperature, and force. Energy is not like that — it's a lot more subtly connected to the lived-in world.