But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong, otherwise you lose your personality, your identity.
The First Amendment applies to rogues and scoundrels. You don't lose your First Amendment rights because of a sleazy personality, or even for having committed a crime. Felons in jail are protected by the First Amendment.
I have this sensation of being in flight all the time, but being on stage is like creating a sanctuary in which you can completely lose yourself. The bits of your personality that you keep under wraps in ordinary life, you can let them run free.
You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Your mind is nirvana.