The book publishing industry is strangely familiar, as it has publishers producing derivative products, and agents pitching derivative ideas.
Consider how project management applies to us. If we can recognize the conflicts that arise from it, and if we can reconcile them, then we can move from satisfying the agents in our environment to taking care of ourselves
You can't live a stable life in an illusion, yet most of us wish to.
Start by freeing yourself from institutions. This is exactly counter to the institutional trend that we see in the world today. That is to be expected.