I've read and reread the lecture. But I think I'm just not understanding why we initialize something. Could someone give me a real world example of the uses? Also I don't get the syntax very well so if you want to help me out with that then I'd appreciate it but I absolutely don't mind learning that part on my own. It's just hard not having someone there I can ask questions to until I understand with the concepts. Syntax can be learned just from repetition.