I'm a research scientist in the field of Artificial Intelligence today. 30 years ago, I crawled out of a Rock Island box car to figure my way into the world. This story is my plight to find enlightenment which begins in the 60's through Vietnam. My brother and I were beaten severely. We suffered broken bones, starvation, isolation and human torture but in the end, we triumph over the obstacles and trek into unknown territory to discover all that can be.. rather than what we are told the limitations we faced.