Have written about the blockage, which seems to be a common subconcious psychological reaction. The memories that just aren’t there, and when or if they come back, they destroy much personal stability. What makes the Don Draper approach particularly unsettling is that it is conscious, and deliberate.
So through most of the series, one sees patterns of behaviours that circle to the same weak end of personal potential. I know this is not good for me and those close to me, but it didn’t happen.
Why no apparent motivation to change behaviours? Tied to a lack of empathy for others–or for self. I don’t feel anything.