Two things can get people to make efforts: if people want to get something, or if they want to get rid of something. Only, in ordinary conditions, without knowledge , people do not know what they can get rid of or what they can gain.
The Fourth Way (1958)
It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.P. D. Ouspensky
Possibly the most interesting first impression of my life came from the world of dreams.P. D. Ouspensky
I've found that the chief difficulty for most people was to realize that they had really heard new things: that is things that they had never heard before. They kept translating what they heard into their habitual language. They had ceased to hope and believe there might be anything new.P. D. Ouspensky