In some innate way it’s very hard to suggest that (someone) didn’t pursue happiness with enough Passion. People can find some semblance of success and still feel empty inside… People can be workaholics as well as alcoholics and still feel empty inside… People can be millionaires with money to spare, and still feel empty inside.
To “know thy self” becomes the coping mechanism with which you either let the chips fall, or claw your way back to some type of reality that offers structure.
Keyword(s) structure and routine.
These are what define us — without a reality that consists of routine and structure, you become the tumble weed, floating through life without goals or the pursuit of happiness.
One would think, we were all born with self-preservance. But before you can move forward, you must love your inner-being enough to try.
Nothing ventured- Nothing gained.