"The decay and disintegration of this culture is astonishingly amusing if you are emotionally detached from it. I have always viewed it from a safe distance, knowing I don't belong; it doesn't include me, and it never has. No matter how you care to define it, I do not indentify with the local group. Planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood, improvement committee; I have no interest in any of it. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to."
Because the farcical procedure of getting people to write verbose essays on how they can contribute to an institute they pay to enroll in is all but anathema to me; sad to say, having to come up with over 500 words on a notion I have never quite entertained baffles me.