It’s like the placebo effect. It shouldn’t work, but it does. Sometimes. Or not. Oh I don’t know. You see here we have a case in point: if I’d come in all fixed with “just fucking commit” and left it at that, people would be linking to this all day long for its bold clarity.
But now it’s all vague and lacks self-assuredness, fewer people are interested. The complexities of reality, the necessity to commit and an exploration of what that means rather kills the original passion of commitment. Objective reality and internal reality are in conflict. Again.
So like the placebo, like the need to behave during December in case Father Christmas doesn’t come to visit, it’s most certainly a lie about reality, BUT IT JUST FUCKING WORKS, so bite the bullet and get on with it.