I decided to watch Patch Adams the movie, which I had not seen since my days as a Children’s Nurse. 5 minutes in my boyfriend says ‘He’s a Maverick.’ I found Patch’s details and as he did not use computers hand wrote him a letter. A few weeks later a parcel arrives in the post. It’s a copy of Patch’s book Gesundheit. Inside is a handwritten note thanking me for my enthusiasm, and that he could do my interview!!! Patch is alternate, focused, zany and off the Richter scale.
HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?
“I call that life.”
IS THERE ANYONE WHO’S A MAVERICK THAT INSPIRES YOU?
Numerous: Walt Whitman, poet, essayist and journalist Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher known for “that which does not kill us makes us stronger”, and most women in history.
ADVICE FOR OTHER MAVERICKS
“My advice is always the same. Decide what you want to be and be that.”