“When you’re hungry, you feel a sense of gratification the minute you start eating. ”

Such a great EQ (essential question) as we say in the education biz!

So many people are on what I’ve heard called a “hedonic treadmill.” An ending means an anxious beginning to get the next big EFF “fix”–food, film, fashion, f—, etc.

The idea of “endings” calls into question the whole nature of time (or samsara in Hinduism). If not a veil, it is a strong reminder that there is always something new.

As you explain (through the metaphor of lined paper), “What’s next?” is the question of a soul with “great expectations”…looking for “streams in the wilderness.”

Maintain your philosophical voice, Raam. It’s refreshing.