I always had trouble deciding what to be when I grew up. Should I be a philosopher? An observer of human character? Maybe a culture critic. I’d like to write about achieving greatness, too.
So many choices. Then I decided–I would do all of these things!
That’s what being a writer means to me: exploring the mysteries of life, the mind and the heart. And while we’re at it, the movies and music, too. It’s all one package, if you think about it.
You can see all of this in my book Killing Cool: Slaying the False Self and Finding True Awareness. It’s all about becoming who you actually are instead of pasting a false self over the real you. It speaks of problems AND solutions and it does it in a personal way, derived from my own experience. It might change your life.
Some readers may wish to inquire about my intellectual pedigree. Well, I’m a mixed breed. There’s a lot of Ayn Rand in me, but I’m no purebred. I like Nietzsche, except when he’s hideously wrong. A list of my forebears would also include Walter Ong, E.D. Hirsch, Eric Berne, Eugene Gendlin and many others. I’m not indiscrimanate–I just know how to extract what’s good in an author without being contaminated by what’s bad.
I guess you could say I’m a constant explorer. I’m the same way about novels, photography, music and movies, all of which I plan to write about along with the ideas.
I hope we’ll get to spend some time together. And not just with me talking and you listening. I crave your comments. I think everyone has a unique take on life, and if I provoke some words of wisdom from you, that would make me happy. Maybe I’ll quote you in my next book.