“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.”
– reputed Navajo Proverb
And aren’t we all — pretending to be asleep, pretending we don’t notice what is going on around us, or even, because of us.
To live is to change, and to refuse change is to give up life. In fact, death being exactly that – the inability to ever change again.
To finally awake, we must cease to pretend we are asleep.