What is your end goal in all this?
It’s certainly not wealth, friendships, and recognition.
They’re just symbols.
They represent our true aims: tranquility and autonomy.
Realize that you can acquire them both at any time.
But you don’t love yourself enough.
You run around in circles chasing the material, making yourself miserable in the process.
To love yourself deeply is to act justly, honestly, and to your fullest potential.
Tranquility will come because you gave it all you got.
Autonomy because you acted to the best of your circumstances.
All other things are at best just irrelvant and at worst corrosive.