We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From the age of 13 to 58 I had the same doctor. Most of my ills were passed off to being a neurotic. He retired and I got a brand new doctor who ran a bunch of tests and found out I had all kinds of things wrong with me. Being a neurotic is a lot more comfortable.