My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I'll have to to go with Heraclitus' line: "Character is fate." Which doesn't mean that I think I have a particularly good character. I just think it's true.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Spaghetti or opium.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Same as (pretty much) everyone's: Not living my life differently.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Out of it, but in it. (See question 4 above)
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. The psychologist Carl Jung said somewhere that at bottom, everyone's greatest fear is hell. Not the Christian hell, necessarily, but a place of ultimate darkness and negativity. A place that's DOWN, not UP. I think he was right. Well, he was right about me at least.