"I get it. It's nice up here. You can just shut down all the systems, turn out all the lights, and just close your eyes and tune out everyone. There's nobody up here that can hurt you. It's safe. I mean, what's the point of going on? What's the point of living? Your kid died. Doesn't get any rougher than that. But still, it's a matter of what you do now. If you decide to go, then you gotta just get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride. You gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start livin' life. Hey, Ryan? It's time to go home. You've got to learn to let go." - Matt Kowalski (Gravity, 2013)
The above lines were spoken by George Clooney's charismatic character in the aforementioned Oscar-gobbling film. However, it wasn't him but Sandra Bullock's confused heroine who was imagining him telling her all the things she wanted someone to say to her. And so he did... in her dreams!
Conclusion: We know what to do and how to do but more often than not, we need somebody to show us the way we already were aware of.