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.
Back in the day, our offsprings all showed an interest in acting, and wanted to major in drama at the local uni. I was sympathetic but added, "and how to you plan to feed yourself" to each offspring in turn. Needless to say, there were no drama majors, though one offspring majored in accounting and minored in drama, which led to a lot of Enron jokes. They all got degrees that were marketable, and they all still enjoy attending plays and concerts. The best of both worlds.