I am Stephanos Vertigo, and I do not want you to like me. I now ask you to read my words in silence and tranquility..
Allow me to be truthful in speaking. You won't like me. The men will hide and the ladies will be revolted. You won't like me now and you will like me a great deal less as we continue. Ladies, a thought: I don't care what you think of me. That is not a boast or an opinion, it is bone hard medical fact. I don't like to be bothered. It is a deal of trouble for you and you are better off watching and drawing your conclusions from a distance than you would be if I reacted violently or derived pleasure from our union. Gentlemen,do not despair, I don't care about you either and the same warning applies. Calm your stupid emotions till I have had my say. But later when you think - and later you will think, I shall expect it of you and I will know if you have let me down - I wish you to think with my brilliant image rattling in your memory. Think how life was for me, how it is for me and wonder. Did he know something more? Or is there something he was hiding? That is it. Nothing in rhyme, You should not be expecting that.
By seeing beyond what is visible to the eye. Now there are those, of course, who do not share my perceptions, it's true. When I say I don't want to be an dictator, that's not my intention. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.
I am Stephanos and I do not want you to like me.