Mike and I also saw it as an opportunity to help address the ongoing stigma around mental illness.
I explained that we had nothing to do with those rumors, and really didn't care about his sexuality, but he would not budge.
It was clear that John's reluctance came from a fixation and anxiety around this one specific rumor, and I asked his wife Alicia for advice. Over the next two months, I made regular trips to Princeton to visit with John and Alicia, in their humble bungalow a few miles from campus.
One aspect of this is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person's concept of his relation to the cosmos. (June 13, 1928 — May 23, 2015) was an American mathematician, who shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.
His works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the factors that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life.