The point is never the point

When people say "The point is…" it isn’t. To declare primacy, to center one idea, is to elevate and exalt one perspective, usually the speakers. Now the conversation is social politics: the point is to support the person by supporting the idea.

You create your state

Things affect you because you decide to care: you made it about you. Most of your cares are small and serve no one, not even yourself. Equally, you can let nothing affect you and become a stone. How boring. Be aware, be particular.