I have spent many years separating myself from external inputs in order that I could form my own conclusions without the distraction of someone else’s opinion. Now that I have my own position on things I realize that, I need the input of others, as it creates and stimulates my thinking. Inspiration comes when we are effected by others. The input of literature and conversation is very important, I think maybe I was throwing the baby out with the wash. So now I return to my former self, only with a solid personal foundation.