Archive for October, 2011

Why only human beings have unfulfilled lives

Everyone else on the planet, from the lowest amoebae to the great blue whale, expresses all their component elements in a perfect dance with the world around them, or they become extinct. We humans are so adaptable that we can survive and even reach the pinnacle of success in work that isn’t a natural fit for our talents and personality. But we pay a steep price: in our experience of aliveness, in our health, longevity, and what we pass on to our children.