WARNING: This is going to get nerdy really fast.
You know when you have a waveform of some kind, but the signal is amplified beyond your your instrumentation's ability to measure, it gets clipped. Something like this:
I think this weekend I maxed out my ability to emote positively. Like, somehow by Sunday evening I had exceeded my capacity for happiness. That's not to say that I was in any way unhappy. I was very happy. But things that would have under normal circumstances made me happier could not.
And I'm not even an electrical engineer...