Darren, this is excellent. Thank you for your response. It resonates and I agree fully. It reminds me of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Howard Roark aggressively protects his “self” and that’s what makes his architectural work so great (impactful/helpful to others).
I’m going ponder on your post more deeply. I don’t have the answer but this is a step closer. Thank you for your thoughts.