A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.
(Art: 'Stańczyk', 1862 by Jan Matejko)
Being as deeply present in and as the moment is the path to Realization. Because this direction is too simple, people overlook it, not taking it seriously. Same principle as above.