“I must be an emotional archaeologist because I keep looking for the roots of things, particularly the roots of behavior and why I feel certain ways about certain things.”
I couldn’t agree more. For me there is a constant search for answers to the logical rational of why thing are the way they are. That search for inter-self and the way we are is a eternal quest I think. That search for understanding who we are and what are purpose is a quest that in my opinion starts with understanding how you feel and what those feelings really mean. What causes one to feel anger, happiness, sadness, etc all have reasons but truly understanding the reasons and then being able to control or master the emotion is a lifelong process. Just like Fred said you need to dig, and uncover piece by piece until you can finally put all the separate pieces together. The archaeologist is a perfect analogy for this.