Geez, and I thought I just liked to play with power tools and make sawdust.
What drives the intellectual analyst? An attempt to find the answer to his
own flaws by attempting to identify similar traits in others? Could it be
that the absence of his own paternal relationship doesn't allow him to
possess the ability to correctly characterize those relationships shared by
others? The insecurities of being devoid of all emotion and experience? The
realization that intellect doesn't allow for an explanation to that empty
void in one's soul? Why does the white-collar intellect feel so threatened
by the so-called blue-collar common man? The realization that the
dependency is one way? If we removed one or the other from the face of this
earth who'd have a better chance of survival?
Insecurity motivates the intellect to attempt to point out a level of
significance for his own life. A level he lacks the ability to earn. A
level that only exists in his own deeply rooted desire to measure up to the
standards set by a paternal relationship that never existed. Why is it this
same boy will never matured into a self sufficient man? A lack of
understanding the feeling one gets from seeing the product of one's
imagination becoming a reality through application of skill, perseverance
and effort? The lack of ability to achieve anything of significance?
Whether a hobbyist, craftsman or professional..... woodworkers possess one
common trait. The ability to attempt without the crippling fear of failure.