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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I don't like mottos but believe in staying skeptical yet idealistic.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Skiing on a beautiful day with good snow.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd ask Abraham Lincoln about his childhood, which is not well understood.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Nelson Mandela
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A day on vacation with my wife and our three kids.