Disillusioned with Life?


And you may ask yourself
Well…How did I get here?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?…Am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself yourself
My God!…What have I done?!

(“Once in a Lifetime”, ©Talking Heads)

David Byrne’s “Once in a Lifetime” describes the classic existential crisis of disillusioned lives lived in a Western, materialist society. Byrne commented: “We’re largely unconscious. You know, we operate half awake or on autopilot and end up, whatever, with a house and family and job and everything else, and we haven’t really stopped to ask ourselves, ‘How did I get here?'”. The lyrics go on to describe how extricating yourself from such a situation is like trying to “remove the water at the bottom of the ocean”.

If “success” has not brought you happiness, you feel stuck answering the question “How did I get here?”, and want to pull out of the rat-race, then take some time to unravel unhelpful thinking patterns and explore what really matters.

Start your exploration here