Candidate: Hello, I have read you web site a number of times over, I have to lest I be caught up in the narrow-minded, self-centered nature that I encounter each day in high school. I was wondering if you could recommend to me any good literature? I have read books by Chuck Palanuik and consider them to be a unconventional yet very good read. Perhaps you know of books that are at least good for the humor in their misguidance? Either way i would greatly appreciate any input. I do need something to keep myself busy now that anything that pertains to mainstream media churns my stomach. Thank you for your time,

Michael: My recommendation would be to stay away from everything. Isolate yourself from everything, as all in this world is microcompetition. If you push for the extreme with this attitude, then you have a chance of finding the macrocompetitive alternative.