It is common for men to question their existence. Mostly this inner contemplation occurs when the realization sets in that their life has stagnated. Meaning that their life has lost most of its hope; most of its promise.
This must be an awful realization.
A realization that I cannot relate to because I have designed my life, my existence, around something opposite; something like that of hope. I am always doing something that promises a better future for myself. I have a deeply ingrained desire to continuously become better and most importantly, I almost never happy with the results that I have.
It seems like there can be lots of problems with an existence based around the ideas that I have cultivated. Things like obsession, depression, and burnout come to mind. [Read more…]