I've come to a bit of am impasse with my medical practice, writings, even studies. I'm losing interest. It seems so fruitless. I learn all this stuff and then nobody cares what I have to teach them. If they want it they think it should be free like what they get from wikipedia. Dr Google will be the death of me.
The more I read and study I am affronted by the tendency of humans to believe. We want to believe. We look for excuses to believe. It saves us a whole lot of trouble just to believe in something, that way we can ignore all evidence to the contrary and enshrine every tidbit that supports our belief, and voila, the world is meaningful and live is worth living. Just because we were believers.
Atheists and agnostics really have a hard row to how. How do you create meaning in life, how do you form a community or tribe, without a belief-based grouping? Can there be such a thing? I have seen skepticism elevated to dogma. Anything can be dogma. If you think you are not dogmatic, look again. Everyone is a hypocrite.