There is only one answer to destructiveness and that is creativity.
No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.