People climb great mountains and go to great lengths to visit the wise man, so that he can help them with his amazing advice. He either points out to them something they already knew, or tells them that they already know the answer, and they go away marvelling at how wise he is.
The truth of the matter is that the wise man lives a life of common sense and perceptive simplicity, whereas most people live a life of denial, pretending that the truth is something they can ignore, while they get on with a life of illusion, hoping that eventually their lives will get better without them actually doing anything.
Unfortunately, not only are all the answers to our questions already known by people, but they also have to be acted upon by them for those answers to be of value.
What’s the point of having the answer if you never use it in your life?
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