My Values

Let me share my own core values to demonstrate what I mean. One of my core values is to be acknowledged and respected for my intelligence. Another is to have my voice heard. Therefore, it’s no surprise that I find writing and speaking rewarding. Writing books gives me a way to gain broader recognition for my intellectual abilities, and both speaking and writing provide me with a way to have my voice heard, to tell my story, and to present my version of how I see the world to a larger audience. These values are driven in part by psychology—by the family system in which I was raised and by my own personality structure created by the interplay of nature and nurture during the developmental phases of my life.

I’ve known since 1985 that ...

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