“Sometimes you no longer recognise yourself. You want to
overcome it, but it overcomes you. You want to set limits,
but it compels you to keep going. You want to elude it, but it
comes with you. You want to employ it, but you are its tool; you
want to think about it, but your thoughts obey it. finally the
fear of the inescapable seizes you, for it comes after you slowly
and invincibly.”

– Carl Jung, The Red Book.