Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.
You don't argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn't eat candy for dinner. You don't punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don't argue when a women tells you she's only making 80 cents to your dollar. It's the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.
I've always defined myself not as a cartoonist , but as an entrepreneur. That was true before I tried cartooning. I always imagined cartooning would be how I got my seed capital. I always thought my other businesses would be the less dominant part of my life.
I have a perverse attraction to risk. Not physical risk but emotional, financial risk - anything than can't kill you immediately.
Alan G. Poindexter
William Robertson Smith