Growing up, Taxi Driver was one of my favorite films. I think I was only 14 years old - maybe a bit older. But I love the character whom Di Niro portrayed. Travis Bickle, a young honorably discharged U.S. Marine, lonely, depressed and living on his own in New York City. He takes a job as a taxi driver, driving passengers every night around the city's boroughs. When he is not working, he spends time in porn theaters and keeps a diary in which he consciously attempts to include aphorisms, such as "You're only as healthy as you feel." Well, I was too young to go to porn theaters but I thought I needed to remind myself of my self-esteem. I definitely identified with Travis.