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1) What would be your ideal future, and what could you do/are you doing that will help you reach that future?
Ideally about ten years from now, I will be teaching and researching at a good, beautiful university, teaching one course per semester, and guiding no more than 5 students. I will also have published/be working on a book, give violin concerts/play in a band, and have enough time to visit all the places I have wanted to, one at a time, each year, and yet not have to worry about money (One good thing about being in academia is the option to take the summers off).
I would ideally be the proud owner of a Porsche 911 Carrera, and a Bose equipped home theatre system.
I would be the father of many kids, maybe just 4 kids.

I am doing my Ph.D. now, and that should help with the teaching and researching thing. My credit cards are maxed out, so if I repay those debts, I should be eligible for a good APR on my car loan 😛 As for the family, and for the personal life, the course of my life is set. If everything goes the way it is right now, I should be all set on that front too…
What I need to right now is take care of two papers and a programming assignment, which I will get to once I am done with this post.

2) Who are and have been your role models?

1. Richard Feynmann
2. Jaron Lanier
3. Leonard Cohen
well, actually, these are just people I admire. I dont have any role models per se, that is, someone whose life I want to imitate.

3) What movie, book, and/or song do you think seems to be talking about your own life?

Book – Catcher in the rye, J.D.Salinger.
Song – El Condor Pasa, Simon and Garfunkel.
Movie – I would love to live life like the hero in “La Vita e Bella”(Life is Beautiful)

4) What do you daydream about?
My daydreams keep changing. Right now, I keep dreaming about what I would do if today were the 28th of July, 2003.

5) If you could change one thing about yourself personally, what would it be?
Stop Procrastinating, and if can change one more thing, that would be to learn to say “No”, and learn some diplomacy and tact(oops, is that two things?).

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