If you were the smartest person in the world using a Western approach to Truth and stuff and you find that it gets you to Nothing and Chaos, it turns out to be a drag.
So yo are standing on the cliff-of-all-known-stuff but are still unfulfilled, hearing that voice of God calling, that is the leap of faith. Most do not take that leap.
Practiced daily is as foolish as jumping off a high cliff; we are not built to love our neighbor,; we see justice goes to the mighty and wicked while the meek are ground down; the poor are condemned to misery which is their lot in life; the pure are foolish in their pursuit; people speak poorly of another for status, power and wealth; any goodness, like compassion, is a sign of weakness; there are others but you know The Beatitudes already.
To the world we are fools as we jump off daily into what they see as nothing but air.
We know we joyfully leap into His Presence and find all that is missing in the above scree,
but when we have trouble or impatience in knowing or finding Him, the world judges us derisively.
Fear is why they do not leap, but for us it is a leap of joy.