I dislike quoting others but...
Henry David Thoreau wrote, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."
By way of harmony -- or was it dissonance? -- I woke this morning munching on the verbal pistachio of "profound superficiality." As in, "Most men lead lives of profound superficiality....."
No snarky, from-the-high-seat critique.
Anything more would be too much.
Anything less would be too little.