A barren Fig tree is not so bad. First, we need firewood. Secondly, mushrooms and other animals can live under it. Third, too much productivity creates a crisis of overproduction, and this is not good.
Walking slowly is more productive than running fast. You will walk hundreds and thousands of kilometers, but running will quickly exhaust you, and your soul will be filled with greed and greed. You have spent too much energy, now you are greedily looking for something to replenish it and are greedily afraid to spend too much. Now, instead of moving toward your goal, what are you doing?
I worked poorly, for a long time, and very slowly. There was no end in sight to my work. I do it too was unclear. Doubts tempted my soul... Why do you do this, what is the use of it? I thought, wouldn't it be more useful if I spent my time playing games and having fun? As soon as I thought about it, I felt better, and the temptation receded.
Sending your desires into space is useful and fruitful, from the point of view that these dreams determine the dominant paradigm through which a person looks at reality. The dominant determines being, and being determines consciousness.
There is no hope, do not torment yourself, because hope generates movement, and movement is the realization of what is expected. If you lose hope, you lose movement. Movement is life, no life, no fruitfulness.