Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
In case of doubt, do a little more than you have to.
I enjoy being Jewish, but I'm an atheist... I hate fundamentalism in all its forms. Jews, Catholics, Baptists, I think they are all potty and capable of destroying the world.
I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my ""spaceship"" and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again.