There is so much riding in this word, and so much upset when it's destiny is not fulfilled. My dad taught me a joke acroynm for this - which stuck with me for years, and two years ago, I decided to start making new acronyms for it, to change its connotation, and to change my relationship with such a powerful and important word. As the dictionary sees it: 1fo·cus noun \ˈfō-kəs\: a subject that is being discussed or studied : the subject on which people's attention is focused: a main purpose or interest: a point at which rays of light, heat, or sound meet or from which they move apart or appear to move apart; especially : the point at which an image is formed by a mirror, a lens, etc. As my father sees it, in acronym form: Fuck Off Cuz Ur Stupid (right?!) As I now see it, in acronym form: Finish Fundamentals Freedom Fact One Often Order Opportunity Course Comes Comprehension Creativity Until Under Unity Understanding Success Stress Satisfaction Synergistic How do you feel and see FOCUS?!