From the beginning of recorded history and regardless of age, race, gender, geography, or line of work, feeling like you are never enough seems to be a significant part of life.
We long to feel like we are solid and whole, even though life is always changing. But the feeling has intensified.
Heroic individualism is in the water, perpetuated by a modern culture that relentlessly says you need to be better, feel better think more positively, have more and “optimise” your life - only to offer shallow and superficial solutions that, at best, leave you wanting.
If some of this sounds familiar, you are not alone.
The details may be different. Maybe you dislike your job or have faced acute hardship. Maybe your fresh out of high school or twenty years into your career. Perhaps your approaching retirement, or even already there. But heroic individualism and its most prevalent symptoms describe what so many people report feeling these days.