I suppose, when you get right down to it, he started believing his own hype. He’d done so much, you see, so much that people said wasn’t possible. A bright shining light of knowledge, you might say.

Well. There’s an old proverb, I think, that if you let any old light shine too brightly for too long in the darkness, it’ll start to think it’s the sun. And that’s what happened to him. He wasn’t just looking for answers in the way he had before; he wanted to be the answer.

And when that didn’t happen, I think it broke him inside.

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