My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Each human being must learn to be the author of his own story: no one is free in the world at large without first being free within. He who wins without risk triumphs without glory.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Humility, the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes, and the ability to see the same problem from multiple angles.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Voyaging the world of ideas; having contact with nature, appreciating the shapes of the leaves, the decomposing logs, flowers; being in contact with children--they draw out the child within me.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Thinking about death. I think it puts an end to a fascinating life. On the other hand, I take comfort in thinking that life is a grand text, and death is just a comma, because the text is still being written in eternity.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Fruit, fruit and fruit.