Except...I don't. The world is complex and situations get complicated. Sometimes (often) the candy can't be broken, or there are 16 children, or any number of other possible extenuating circumstances. So I try and to be as fair as possible, and treat people with dignity.
I do however believe that the way one treats people is a person’s currency in the world. I strive to be empathetic, honest and kind...but when push comes to shove, I’ll usually choose kindness over honesty. When I don’t live up to these ideals, I try and own up to it and apologize.
Finally, (while I know they’re all destined to fail)...I am fascinated by and believe in utopias.
Born in Cape Town but immigrated to the US when I was six, so I don’t really remember it... Culturally Jewish, but practicing atheist (assuming, that is that atheism can be "practiced")... Have spent my adult life yo-yoing between San Francisco and Seattle... Landscape architecture, urban design, cities and maps... Read the newspaper online, follow local politics, vote... Am constantly measuring sidewalk widths by counting the control joints in the concrete... Heart periodicals... Periodically losing my glasses* (making me occasionally myopic)... Hablo Español, pero escribo y leer lo de mierda.... Close to family... Wish I understood very complex mathematics because it’s the secret language of the universe.
I like crows and shiny things.
*Update: currently lost!
*Updated Update: New glasses!