Once again; being outwitted, and conceding they nailed me once again, I just sat down and pouted. We are a product of our own doing, that which we fear is our own alter ego. Their eyes are clouded and they can no longer see or comprehend truth. Illness is a fact of life because we believe it is. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V This touches on a theme we have already been exploring - that the time required to achieve competence and then mastery in a certain area - is considerably more than we at first may think. Perhaps we all have our own definitions of success, but for me, successful living is about fulfilment, freedom and happiness RIGHT NOW. He knows that it is happening, but you are being replenished with energy.