Man yearns to get rid of his pains and yet loves his pains for they make
    him the centre of his own attention. He seeks help in finding himself and
    yet rejects help because his vanity will not admit his misery. He wants to
    succeed in public affairs and yet does not want to succeed for he dimly
    senses the emptiness of public praise.

    His agonizing contradictions are the result of his dualism, of his inner
    split. In other words, there are two opposing forces within him, one
    dominating him one moment and the other taking him over the next moment.
    These forces cease to act as _opposing_ forces when he stops choosing one
    side against another. For example, when fully realizing the folly of human
    praise he no longer chooses it, and is therefore free from the anxiety of
    not hearing applause."

        Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge, p. 130 (Previous version)
                                           p. 124 (Current version)