A fantasy that life should be perfect and goals achieved without effort often lies behind procrastination, the inability to set goals, and different forms of artistic inhibition such as writer’s block.
A raging child-like part of ourselves may lie at the root of depression and other difficulties.
Depression may reflect a basic hopelessness about one’s internal damage, where the only “solution” is felt to be a magical one. This dynamic is characteristic of bipolar disorder.
Self-criticism may disguise anger about unmet expectations for ourselves and our lives.
Hatred in politics, as in human relations, makes thinking impossible and prevents resolution of our differences.