“The power to change, the power to transform, is magical in some sense. We have it a lot as children. I mean, as children our power to change is extraordinary ... it's there in the growth process obviously, we're physically changing. But, its also ... in the way that we educate ourselves, or are educated ... we're quicksilver, mercurial as children.
As adults it seems like the process of changing slows. We become sluggish ... our ability to make ourselves over, to imagine ourselves different almost disappears. And, in fact, we become perversely proud of the fact that we don't change. It becomes part of being a man that you have these attitudes, and you know these are the beliefs that I have, and, boy, that's the one I'm going to stick to.”