Here are a couple of extra questions from this post.
Daniel Wendler: What book has influenced you the most?
Probably Feeling Good by David Burns. It's a self-help book that probably doesn't work for everybody, but helped me contend with my natural bent towards depression. Mainly, it introduced me to the notion that I could, as Ray Bradbury put it, write down my thoughts and see what a fool I am. That's been an important and useful notion for the last ten years or so.
Matt Pollock: You seem to have a lot of hobbies (writing, dancing, improv, guitar, etc). Would you rate any of these as a 'passion', or are they all at about the same level for you?
They're all at about the same level. I've mentioned before that nothing has ever leapt out at me and made me say, "Yes! This! This is what I must do for the rest of my life!" So I continue to pursue a variety of things with dilettante-like interest. Sometimes one hobby takes precedence, and sometimes another does, but nothing quite becomes a 'passion'.
Mood: contemplative · Music: none