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What Keeps Me Going: An Interview with Michael Moore

Filmmaker Michael Moore went to Catholic seminary at age 14 and thought about becoming a priest. Instead, he became an activist. He started his own newspaper in Flint, Michigan, became editor of Mother Jones, and when he was fired from that job he used his severance to finance his first blockbuster documentary, Roger & Me. Whether or not you agree with his politics, he is living proof that one person can make an enormous difference. So we decided to ask him a bit about his inner life and what keeps him going.Paul Sutherland: Would you describe yourself as a spiritual person? And what does that mean to you?Michael Moore: Well, I am a human being, so saying that I am a spiritual person, to me, would be redundant. By the mere fact that we are human, I believe we are all connected.What do you do each day to [try to] maintain some kind of healthy equilibrium in your busy life?My doctor asked me the same question. Every time he takes my blood pressure, it’s 110/60. He wants to know why I don’t seem to be affected by the stress I must carry. In my day-to-day life, I live simply, worry about very little, an …

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Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland resides in Michigan with his four youngest kids, ages 5 to 10. He and his wife, Amy, try to be an example of Parenting for a Peaceful world, in which democracy begins at home.

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