From the end of chapter nine of DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS: "Some people see what I chose to do as 'enduring', but I think the idea of 'enduring to the end' is a terrible philosophy, and an awful way to live one's life. How you spend your days is how you live your life - and if you're spending them 'enduring' anything then you're doing it wrong. I feel the same way about regret. If everything in the past has value, then there's no reason for regret, ever. With no regret, and no fear, there's nothing left but possibility, and joy - and the realization that it is a wonderful world we live in, after all."