As the arrow of time progressed, Michael realised that the path to true happiness lay somewhere else, away from the corporate playbook. A literal bump on the head and a mental breakdown sealed the deal.
Something needed to change, life being too precious to feel that bad. Instead of changing the world, brightening up just a small bit of it would be a great start, especially online!
Has he succeeded yet? No! but it's the journey, not the destination.