I have two daughters. Both are brown-haired and blue-eyed: a lethal combination for boys and fathers. Both are funny, in very different ways. One can cross her eyes, the other cannot. I’ve been thinking a lot about them and what sort of people they will grow to become. This article is addressed to them. Five years from now, 10 years from now, 35 years from now, I hope some of this will be useful.
This was originally written in 2010 and revised in 2011. It has since been revised modestly.