I never really wanted to define a condition because often, reality doesn’t define things. It’s what makes people frustrating, it’s what makes them enigmas. It’s why we have family members who don’t talk to each other. Put it this way: Joel is like a woodcutter. Think of objective skills and situations, like a woodcutter who cuts wood. When Joel sees the first tree, he hacks away; when he sees the next, he hacks away. But he refuses to spend twenty minutes each day to sharpen his ax. Every day, he wonders why he can’t cut as much wood as he should be able too. He wonders why it’s such hard work. Ultimately, never realizing he’s using a dull tool, a less than optimal tool. He’s in a cycle, unable to get out of it; he's stuck and doesn't know how to change. This is the general human condition if we look at the big picture.