You can not be whole for the same reason you can not control the world - there is at base no controller, knower or self and this is the greatest unacknowledged enigma of our world.
A view from the periphery on the tribal self-validation of academic cliques.
Afraid of the Darkness that the Other and the Unknown represent, we inscribe this upon ourselves, into ourselves.
The great enigma of scientific and technological progress: for every great leap forwards there exists a concurrent potential for even greater (catastrophic) leaps backwards.
Psychological closure or completion of an isolated ego remains a functional, technological and sociological impossibility.
What is it that binds the Cosmos to unified principles and patterns of physical laws and constants ?
Misunderstanding the world in fundamental ways, as we generally do, we more often (and collectively) seek continuity and security in those things which are only very rarely able to provide them...
It doesn't actually matter from within a labyrinth of reflections that all that is being seen is an endless repetition of sameness and continuity: it only takes a pair of mirrors to emulate infinity.
PTSD and psychological trauma remain empirical facts to be disentangled and negotiated through tactful intervention but the hyper-medicalisation of that knowledge and administrative reach into an individual's experience foundationally inflates the expected contours and probable expressions of those pathologies.
I imagine that part of the beauty of an equation in physics lies in the sense in which it serves as an algorithmic information compression of the phenomena, system or relationship it describes...
Grand Theories are impressive, but there seems to me to always be something more...
Seeking complete and consistent explanations, descriptions or theoretical frameworks in any context is always already founded upon an assumption that such intelligibility, completeness and consistency actually and foundationally exists in the world.