Bounty hunters. From Boba Fett to Rick Deckard. What motivates them? Who are they? Was it something they always wanted to be, or something they fell into. Quick cash, and letting the powers that be/pay make all the moral choices. Like watching a shoot-em-up film, you just say “the evil overlord told me to do it” or “the government paid me to do it.”
In that light, it certainly beats cartooning as a profession.
I need sleep. I am off to Houston for a week to recharge my batteries. Comics will continue to run. Life will continue to amaze you. You will find Nirvana and inner peace. This will encourage you to link to my webcomic from your various blog/networking/twitting/webcomicking sites. Now, you will count from ten, and wake up refreshed, having no recollection of this conversation.