Thank you Dr Berezin and “Duane.” In my third decade, and ten years since I’ve struggled to form empathy for myself- beginning from basket case to average loner, I have not made the world a better place and no-one stuck around on the other side of the tunnel. I wanted to address this situation by taking action, by reaching for those still struggling in my community. I want to justify the money spent on therapy (but my therapists would say there’s no need. There’s something untouchable about talk therapy when you’re deep inside. I understand now why psychiatrists don’t want to get involved with “characterological drama.” Dr. Berezin I’d never heard this term before.; is it Jungian?) Good gracious, what a tangled web we weave. To crudely identify myself, I thought I was the hero of my drama- a story that I never changed. A psychiatrist takes a failed hero, helps him see the end. A hero is usually bad at poetry, and a bad loser.