Every human accomplishment in the realm of technology has come conjoined, like a siamese twin, with an accomplishment in our souls. It's no accident, so stop acting like it is, please. We will never be able to discover, much less understand, other beings, if we do not get straight with ourselves. In particular, we can't be with our souls. The part of our selves we struggle to keep as secondary to our real self, a struggle like divorcing our own shadow. We do this every day. Catapulted into this struggle the second we wake up, or, to be more precise, the second we think we are awake, and out of terror, renew an endless fight to stay apart. It is useless, and silly, but with powerful impacts. We end up spending our lives in this fight, our lives becoming islands (for some of us large archipelagos, but islands nonetheless) all the while not getting that we are always already one being, inside ourselves and with each other. This tearing of ourselves is ultimately the only reason we die. There, I said it.