When you program a robot to be intelligent, you learn a number of things. You become very humble and develop enormous respect for natural intelligence because, even if you work day and night for several years, your robot isn't that smart after all.
It's often hard to just throw money at a problem when you don't really know what the problem is.
The one message I always send to young people is, Don't be afraid to try different things to see what feels right and what's a good fit.
Usually when a song comes to me, I don't ask a lot of questions; I hear something, and I just let it out in song. It's like making a salad. Everything I hear, and everything I am, I mix together in a different way in each song.
Second marriages can and do create 'real' families.