The Ideas Factory came unexpectedly and suddenly into my life. It marked, shaped and facilitated a significant change in my life’s path, the momentum of which still drives me forward. In a nutshell: before you – everything had turned gray, after you -the colors came back. :) In addition to reencountering my own capabilities among you and within your mentoring environment, you gave me back and/or directed me towards my own desire for working on things that I myself like (in contrast to the routine and abiding trust in the anti-utopian worker’s everyday) – something that makes life pleasant, beautiful, unquenchable and smiling . And if that’s not enough, I am going to touch upon the fact that despite the fact that you don’t claim to cover any academic or formal standards, your professionalism and your level of knowledge transfer are such that I still haven’t found someone who can replicate them. Even though I dig my education here super-extremely-very much, as we know when the system grows beyond certain limits it goes into a cycle of regression and what’s next? It starts to ossify … that’s what the diagram said, didn’t it :).