No, absolutely not. Being a 00 doesn't fit my personality at all. A few reasons off the top of my head…
• I'm essentially a homebody who likes to spend quiet evenings at home with my wife and cats.
• I'm not an uber-patriot, nor do I have much respect for authority. I don't respond well to being given orders. I remain something of a post-punk kid at heart, even in my 40s.
• I don't relish the notion of having to constantly lie and deceive people, nor do I want to have to kill anyone. My personal code of ethics would often get in the way.
• I am in no way an adrenaline junkie. I don't like extremes.
For what it's worth, the screen spies I most relate to are John Drake and Harry Palmer, both of whom had serious objections to the spy trade. I can also relate to the cinematic Jason Bourne, who opts out of the whole game. And really, the fictional heroes I identify with the most are characters such as Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Atticus Kodiak, and Spenser.
I should also note that my favorite screen Bonds are Lazenby, Dalton, and Craig. Perhaps not coincidentally, they are also the most rebellious Bonds.
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