“It never seemed to me that what I was doing was in some strange way important. And then I began to see that the world is such a mess - it’s such a complete cock-up, and it’s never going to be a rational place because all the people in charge of it are the people who seek power, who are almost by definition assholes. They use the power for their own purposes, not to make things better (there’s a few exceptions, but not many). And you realize there’s no chance. So once you realize what a mess it is - when you realize that - you begin to think, well, maybe the best thing to do is to try and do something to make people happy.”

— John Cleese on the function of what you put into the world.