Even when all the problems and suffering of others are before their very eyes, most people are only aware of what affects their own lives
"Even when all the problems and suffering of others are before their very eyes, most people are only aware of what affects their own lives: their health, wellbeing, interests, and success. This is why they are so blind to the realities of life: they do not wish to leave the limited circle of their personal preoccupations. They measure and weigh everything. They base all their opinions on their tastes and prejudices, that is to say, according to the criteria of their lower nature, which is egocentric and petty. They believe their pronouncements to be sound, but they are so far from the truth! As long as they do not leave this dark prison in which they have enclosed themselves, they cannot see things as they are. This attitude is not only harmful to others but blocks their way on the path of evolution."