Several people that I respect have said that Fyodor Dostoevski is the greatest author in all time.
I don’t know… However I have recently come across a passage from one of his novels The Brothers Karamazov which is:
‘What is Hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.’
This bounced around in my head for the better part of a day before the realized how profound this really is.
I have met at least 2 of these people and indeed they do suffer. I have also observed that they have a certain proclivity for wanting to share their hell with others.