“Oh the pain, the pain”. Channeling Dr Zachary Smith, from the 60s TV show Lost in Space. Our archetypal languishing man. Outwardly well-meaning, able to enjoy the strengths of family.

Inwardly desperate and dependent. “I didn’t intend to end up here. I’m a fraud. Who will save me?”  Unable to learn, but able to steal a benefit. Reward for laziness, for sponging. Learning the wrong lessons.

Who will you be when the moment arrives? The trapped technical specialist – an expert, but so bitter, people avoid you, and your skill worthless. An indulged executive – redundant, shocked and suddenly over-qualified?

Suddenly Pain. I thought I was immune from that. Its always been there. Just not listened to. Start listening.