... Bryan Appleyard does to perfection: Playing With Ideas. This isn't quite up to that lvel, but it's well worth reading.
"I take refuge in the fact that I can’t change anything by agonizing about it, so I don’t." This is pretty much how I feel.
This too: “My disinclination to analyze myself suggests I wouldn’t pay someone else to do it.”
One can reflect upon oneself and observe oneself quite dispassionately without feeling any need to get to the bottom of oneself. At least I feel no such need. Moreover, I am a eudaemonist: I devote myself to feeling as good as I can, and can discern no virtue in feeling badly.
Postscript: I didn't notice until after I had posted this - and then checked my email - that Dave Lull had sent me the link. Thanks, Dave. Great mids at work again!