Not very hopeful about the whole enterprise, though, life being what it is.
Mostly, I just try to have as much fun and learn as much as I can along the way.
What? 42, you say? Yeah, I guess that does answer everything.
Wheel of Time, Discworld, Lord of the Rings, Starcraft, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dune, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Civilization, a Song of Ice and Fire
Lovecraft, Poe, Blake, Milton, Byron, Sagan, Dawkins, Pinker, Singer, Dennett, Pratchett, Moore
- comic books:
Watchmen, Y the last man, V for Vendetta, Scott Pilgrim, Sandman, Transmetropolitan, Monstros, Sin City
How I Met Your Mother, Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory, Community, True Detective, Breaking Bad,
I'll add more as they occur to me (I've just set my profile up!)
And the usual...