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Danville Express

Perspective - January 11, 2008

Streetwise

Asked around downtown Danville

What do you most strive for in your life? Accomplishments, security, love, power, excitement, knowledge or something else?

I guess knowledge. I'm always interested in learning new things. Through knowledge comes better conditions for many if not most. The problems that face society are a result of ignorance. I think we can improve our conditions collectively if we strive to understand and know more in our world.

Ward Belding

retired from public transportation

A lot of it is inter-related. If I accomplish something, I am excited about it. Whenever I learn something, I accomplish something. I think love comes and goes with what you are going through in life.

Erin Vichter

employee at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash

Love first. Excitement second. Everything else comes after that. What's more important than love? If you're going for power, it's a damaged person looking for a replacement for love. Power is not a natural thing to go for as made evident by World War II and everywhere. Love is what it's all about. What are you going to do if love is not in your life? I guess you could go for power.

Dirk Hamilton

songwriter, musician

When my kids are happy, I'm happy. I worked in politics and I wanted to have kids. I left the Public Policy Institute of California for my kids. I wanted to do both. It was an adjustment. I knew I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom.

Beth Fehr

stay-at-home mom

Love first. Accomplishment second. Knowledge third. Then excitement. I'm improving my music skills. It's an accomplishment. It's exhilarating and sometimes peaceful. You're in a zone. You let go. Some call it channeling. You just get there. If you've been there, then you can recognize it.

Don Evans

guitarist

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