Nurtured as I am by this narrowing posture my day routinely consists of a collection of observations about the gratification of events - most of which are admittedly serendipitous, casual and stunningly bog-standard. I am convinced the effort is designed to subdue a deep seated anxiety; or perhaps it is an attempt to legitimize what in philosophic terms is an existential yearning. On the other hand it may be a vulgarity similar to weighing one's money. In any case it is an evaluation. To that extent the frame of mind is forgivable as an analysis.
Whether the examined life fairs better than any other is debatable. I say that because so often the assessment is retrospective; the improvement if any has already transpired, rather like talking about an appetite after one has eaten. Yet enjoying a good meal is no small compliment. Enlarging the visceral pleasure to include imaginative and metaphysical resources can strengthen the flavour. By definition the abstraction elevates what is otherwise plainly rudimentary. Frankly I don't feel the deprivation of meaning in life but I do appreciate precious metal, the purifying process to extract essential meaning or the most important aspects of something.
"Distillation is the process of separating the components or substances from a liquid mixture by using selective boiling and condensation. Distillation may result in essentially complete separation, or it may be a partial separation that increases the concentration of selected components in the mixture."
There is some risk that the discovery is all about interpretation - basically, not what it is but rather how you look at it. This in turn may translate into a distinction without a difference. There are however so many different interpretations of the same thing that an upbeat construction must surely trump a less positive regard. I would be less than candid if I were to advance a strictly interpretive theory of calculation. Furthermore my instinctive estimation is more often than not prompted only by what I have already fashioned as agreeable. To that extent restating the main points is entirely indulgent. It is a perversion of mine to keep fine things in a drawer and to withdraw them at intervals for scrutiny.
Until recently I was less certain about the propriety of weighing one's personal relationships. The apparent complication of human associations led me more often to distraction than settlement. But the adoption of the identical ploy of abbreviation tends to facilitate the business. And a business it is. There must inevitably be a recognition of the partnership without which it is best abandoned. Once the oversight is accomplished, the path is more manageable.