I’ve been reflecting a lot on this lately, and trying to diagnose a lot of what is happening. As someone who has a tendency to be an Energy Vampire (or at least projects that), I want to explore some thoughts on this (having lived it), and maybe pass on some insights about how – in this world that actively pushes histrionics as a business model – how we can be functional and healthy human beings and still promote ourselves. Those things are often at odds with each other and I live this every day. So I thought I would talk a little about it.