You know, I had that in a nutshell, but I lost it the last time I moved.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Please don't elect me! I would do wacky things like universal healthcare, corporate charter limitation, legalization (and heavy taxation) of most drugs, making the drinking age 13, the driving age 21, the marrying age 25, and an intelligence test for voters. I'm a wacko.
What/who changed my life and why
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was the first "Grown Up" book I ever read. Hardly anything has been as good.