Warning: I use all my articles as a vehicle for me to muddle through issues, to gain clarity, to distill the truth, to separate illusion from reality.
This article goes through a meandering path... and unless you follow the path closely, you won't get to the result and get the same clarity, so you will be wasting your time.
If you don't have the time to read this article attentively, don't read it, it will make no sense in the end.
The juice is in the detail, the juice is in the journey, the scenery one can see... You've been warned.
Humanity lives in quiet desperation. Everyone. Even the rich and famous. They are aimless, purposeless, dissatisfied, judgmental, jealous and envious, craving love, craving sex, craving belonging, craving a sense of meaning. At times more than at others.
Summary: this is a heavy duty psychological excavation of what is secretly running your life... but it is worth reading. but if you like to just nod and do nothing with what you read, don't read it... it is wasted on you.
I had an interesting and unexpected experience today.
A few years ago I bought a woman's book to help her becoming an Amazon best seller author. I didn't read the book. Never opened it past the introduction.
Now that I am trying to sell my thousands of books on Amazon, I ran into it...
I started to read her author's bio on the site, and I had a huge attack of sorts.