Ok, sometimes you just need to not take yourself too serious. Especially when it comes to thinking about your life and career. On moments like that I can always trust on my Mum. She has saved every little scrap of paper I ever produced and among those are some real gems of personal insight. This one (I was 8) is one of those. Now, it is in Dutch (if you discount the numerous typo’s) and it would lose its significance in translation but it reads more or less: “Mama this is a threat letter. Give me 200 cents”. Apparently I handed it to her with a smile on my face.
Luckily for me I lost those criminal urges early on and chose a different career path because I don’t think it would have sustained me for very long (200 cents!).