When I was younger, for my sins, I spent time locked up in several of Her Majesty's prisons.
In this Work, Mr Gurdjieff and others have often made use of the analogy that Man is in a Prison, of the need to escape his situation and of what realisations and efforts are required.
When I look back upon my experiences of suddenly finding myself in prison --- the austere and cramped conditions, the atmosphere and rules and regulations, the loss of what little dignity I had --- I am immediately struck by how quickly one adjusts to the alien and hostile environment one finds oneself in.
It immediately becomes normal and acceptable...
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