Most persons spend a large part of their lives doing things they do not want to do. As a result, there is a certain grudging every step of the way. The mind and the emotions balk at necessities. We seek every possible evasion, which usually multiplies labor. We hurry, which increases error. We do not wish to give each task its proper allotment. While we are doing some trivial and routine thing, the mind is far off in space doing something else. We are forever trying to satisfy the desires in our minds and emotions at the same time that we are trudging along some physical path that is distasteful.
~ Manly P. Hall (The Courage of Silence 1964 p.4)