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 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 acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Being a gardener, tending the flowers, making them spectacular to my eyes.
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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would be a bird, who, even after suffering nocturnal tempests, in the morning rejoices jubilantly.