Joseph Campbell and Vivekananda were big picture guys. In their view, we are not merely individuals who are born and die, who work and socialize. No. We’re the planet and everyone on it.
Men who act out are having a disagreement with themselves. But the disagreement exists on one side only. The Valley Spirit is unperturbed, heedless of the howling. “Let the dogs bark,” Vivekananda said.
Even when we are truly in love with another person, we are still alone.
Logs float in the ocean. They drift together for a while, then drift apart.