Just to add a little something that doesn’t quite fit in your list: there really is such a thing as true love.

Yeah, that sounds sappy and trite and silly and hopelessly naive…but it’s true. My wife and I have it. Twenty-seven years, and we’re still newlyweds. We still play footsie. We still kiss lots of times every day. And no amount of money or power could possibly replace what we have.

Thing is, you’ve got to believe in and *want* true love, and you’ve got to find someone who believes the same way. But if you ever do, you’ll have grabbed that brass ring on the merry-go-round of life. It’s real — it’s the realest thing I know…and I wish that everyone could have what we have. The world would be a much happier place.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.