Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"What is something that has surprised you lately?"
"Like about the city or about life in general?"
"Oh.. uhm I guess the amount of emphasis in this city, and I don't necessarily think it's only this city, but certainly this city, has been been effected by this a lot, which is, what does it mean to have an economy based on the service industry and specifically alcohol and what are our livers going to look like in 20 or 30 years if we are Beer City USA, and if we keep 'repping ourselves as THAT, instead of, say, Furniture City where we [had all this great work], and now you can only get that from here [points to an antique shop] where the actual furniture we actually get is from Target... and maybe that's good in the short term, but what about the longer term? I guess I've sort've had that epiphany or thought recently."

"The first thing that came to my mind was the power of genetics overcoming 'nurture'. I've been thinking a lot about that... And how you might expect someone to turn out and the fact that their genetics totally overcome that, sometimes."
"That genetics are more powerful than nurture?"
"And not always... but the fact that they can come through in a lot of surprising ways."

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