There is nothing more difficult to outgrow than anxieties that have become useful to us, whether as explanations for a life that never quite finds its true force or direction, or as fuel for ambition, or as a kind of reflexive secular religion that, paradoxically, unites us with others in a shared sense of complete isolation: you feel at home in the world only by never feeling at home in the world.
Wiman, Christian (2013-04-02). My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer (pp. 7-8). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kindle Edition.