Let us take some event in the life of humanity.
For instance, war.
There is a war going on at the present moment.
What does it signify?
It signifies that several millions of sleeping people
are trying to destroy several millions
of other sleeping people.
They would not do this, of course,
if they were to wake up.
Everything that takes place is owing to this sleep.
George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
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