The book publishing industry is strangely familiar, as it has publishers producing derivative products, and agents pitching derivative ideas.
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.
As small as you may think you are, you are not small because these system are not entirely stable, and that’s what your mind is for: to guide these systems. You are the intelligence in the machine.
As Peter Drucker indicates, happiness, like money, comes when the system is working. You don’t aim for the money and you don’t aim for happiness, you aim to make the system work.
Elected leaders are not capable, or do not represent the national interest.