I had hit one of many solipsistic dead-ends at the end of almost a year of hedonistic degeneracy in 2008.
The fix was a trip to Israel, Jordan and Egypt, tied to a group throughout much of it.
I couldn’t fathom why, but I was the most popular person in the program.
Flattered and humbled deeply by the appreciation of others, I sought to find worthwhile group contexts to contribute towards. That turned things around for me.
For those who aren’t blessed with such a reception, I wonder if there are other ways to shake a person out of that wormhole?
I feel as though it must either be a violent, destabilising tremor, or there must be willingness in the person to seek change.