I now dislike Ernest Hemingway thoroughly, what a depressing freak. There is too much pain in this world. We don't need any more depressing bearded talk, from a guy who loved only romantically and never found real love in his life time. I am sorry he felt so much, but he should have grown up, been a real man, and not some traumatized hunter for his lost soul. If I could ask Hemingway to do one thing it would be to shave his beard and get on with his life. We all know that this did not happen, but hey I wish it had. He could have used his great journalism to uplift humanity not bring it down into the awful muck.
"if to survive as an artist in a given social environment a person has to put up expressive symbols, he or she is likely to show the psychic effects of these adverse conditions."
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihay Flow New York: Harper and Row, 1990. (pg 266- Notes on Chapter 6)