… entrapment is that you hold the key to your own escape. In fact, you’re the only one with the key. Imagine a prisoner who wears his own door key on a necklace day-in and day-out, never noticing it because he’s never even bothered to look. He’s been too busy glaring through the bars, imagining his escape. This is how we all live, to varying extents— held back by fear, mindlessness, judgment and self-scrutiny.
“Would you rather have a large amount, or enough? Those who have a large amount want more, which is a proof that they do not yet have enough. The one who has enough has attained the one thing the rich can never get: a stopping point.”
…er the plaything of our emotions, which is no longer shaken by adversity or intoxicated by success. If a handful of salt falls into a glass of water, it makes that water undrinkable; but if it falls into a lake it makes hardly any detectable difference.”