First Life, 1-20: The youngest boy with an avid imagination runs away from home at 6, at 12, at 14, at 19, to find a friend all his own. The great wager at school is that his teachers love him above all other students. Second Life, 20-35: Academic philosopher and bohemian in Sydney, Australia, looks for answers in traveling, in the history of ideas, in sex and in drugs. Third Life, 35-45: He makes peace with the fact that there are no answers. He devotes himself to framing the best questions he can.