Thank you for these lessons! I am starting to practice buddhism and found your journey to be incredibly inspiring. Perhaps you are a bodhisattva :) Your lesson on finding useful and meaningful people and winnowing them from the entertainers resonates especially in a city like New York. This distillation process is something I have been learning to do on my own and you put it into words. It is great have you validate my path towards finding meaning and purpose. Thank you again for your wisdom. I really believe the internet brought you to me for a reason and hope you spread your wisdom to all sentient beings.