Some people don't just lend me perspective, they are my perspective. And that doesn't work out too well sometimes. Just like critiques of the culture concept, individuals do not exist as coherent, internally homogenous organs devoid of history and external influence. Objectivity, unlike price, is not available on request. And hence, I must deduct their motivation from their opinions and hope that the remainder contributes to clarity. My fingers and toes have been crossed all day...time to uncross and get the blood flowing.