John Quincy Adams. I admire him for his lifelong commitment to public service. The fact that he returned as a U.S. Representative after having obtained the highest office in the land demonstrates this. He was also very cultured and was a philosopher in his own right.
"The truth lies in the middle of two extremes." --Aristotle, "Man looks in the abyss. There's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that's what keeps him out of the abyss." --actor Hal Holbrook ("Lou Manheim") in the film Wall Street, probably quoting someone else
Favorite TV Shows:
Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Home Improvement, and The Simpsons. I also take in a lot of CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, and C-SPAN.
Favorite Type of Music:
Classic rock, blues, jazz, oldies, ethnic, easy listening
Add subjects such as financial literacy, leadership, entrepreneurship, networking, goal planning, personal development, and current trends in business and technology to the mandatory curriculum for all high school students of each school district. Add the same to the required general core curriculum for college and university students. To me, this is the best economic stimulus policy we can enact.
Author of the book, Beyond Majors and G.P.A. : A Real Philosophy for College and the World Ahead, by iUniverse