I’ve had plenty of conversations and I’ve been in that other world long enough to really feel bad for Spatsby here. It’s madness when you’re on the outside looking in. But it is so wonderfully self-contained that it is difficult to confront for many. The fact is, concrete answers are hard to come by in this life and maybe lying to ourselves for years and years gives us immediate assurance, but it is a fragile, highly flammable assurance. And this may only be the beginning of our species’ existential dread.