My friend Dave A. said this about me when he was helping convince Dicky to take me on a cruise to the Bahamas:

One more thing to consider, Dicky. There is joy, there is suffering, and in between there is nothing, which is not so bad, it is peaceful even, but it is also unremarkable. Not making the right choice doesn’t necessarily make you one who unnecessarily brings suffering into the world. But, it does make you less good than someone who realizes and acts upon the great joy that would be created through your selection of¬†Nathan Black¬†as your adventure companion. I have traveled with this man. And I would travel with him again.