efmesch, you should be a philosopher, if you are not already one. The world hasn't had a great philosopher, someone like Hegel, Kant, Nietsche, Hobbes, Voltaire, Aqiunas, Confucius, Plato, or Socrates for a long time!
1. Let's not get personal. Compliments might swell my head--but thanks, No I'm not a philosopher. but age does give one certain perspectives.
2. You're not so bad yourself.
3. Obviously, your mother raised you and taught you well.