Man wants to succeed and protect himself because he is driven by fear. He will cultivate semblants and become a false being to succeed, to be protected. He will then, in spite of himself, enter the lower worlds and become a creator in this stream of false beings. Deep down, he knows he’s wrong, but he’s always trying to reassure himself. And to reassure himself, he enters an extreme hardness and condenses things so that these things protect him.