Lots of questions are coming up... Is it possible to be happy, to have ikigai, purpose, and joy if you live in your imagination?
What is the main difference between animals and homo sapiens?
The only differences I can see are
1. homo sapiens (modern humans) live in the mind... thinking it's reality
2. homo sapiens have conscience
3. homo sapiens live like anything different from what they want is wrong.
4. homo sapiens have usury relationships, win-lose, zero sum.
I have written a lot of articles about living in the mind, and have courses to help you spend at least some of your time outside of the mind that is like a cave...
In the history of the Earth there have been five other attempts for Life to create intelligent life. Millions of years separating them... Atlantis may not be a myth, just didn't happen in our time. Civilizations don't overlap.
Three of those civilizations were destroyed by natural causes, and two of those by the civilization itself... parallel with the current humanity and its civilization a civilization of caterpillars.
Our civilization is heading toward the same self-annihilation, unless... Unless human being happens.