Ah, the third best selling poet of all time is Kahlil Gibran, third after Shakespeare and Lao Tsu.
Millions upon millions of us have taken Kahlil to heart as a guide to life, although Kahlil was an alcoholic who refused to go to Rehab and who died young.
Kahlil also suffered from a psychosis called Clinical Depression.
Kahlil also consistently lied to his friends and his public.
And Kahlil was also a complete narcissist unable and unwilling to relate to people in a reciprocal manner.
And although Kahlil is taken as a mystical spiritual guide, he was not fit to guide anyone, least of all himself.
Yet we continue to idealise him just as we idealise our parents, our God, and our country. We idealise all these parent figures to hide from ourselves the emotional pain they have caused us.