Maybe that's not my fault. I came across this in Wikipedia:
Gurdjieff deliberately tried to increase the effort needed to read and understand the book. As a result the book is perhaps not the best introduction to Gurdjieff's ideas since part of the book's intention is to frustrate and usurp the normal patterns of thought.I suspect this is not a unique approach. It reminds me of the "break you down to build you up" method of military training.
If understanding is truly sought
then clarity and logic ought
to be the natural aim of thought.