Whilst I was busy dissecting my psyche and digging through my past, my magnifying glass nearly sidestepped a key piece of the puzzle: being human.
It was a chance line from Thomas Hardy that helped the penny to drop: if a man writing over 100 years ago could explain my feelings, well, perhaps my problem wasn’t so personal, perhaps the answers weren’t quite so impossible to find.
There’s nothing like realising that you’re not totally out of sync with the world.
There’s nothing more reassuring than understanding that your thoughts and feelings and emotional traumas are nothing new –
It’s just the context - and then the consequences – that vary.
This section focuses on how our heads seem to work. It’s about making sense of your personal experiences through understanding people.