Do you know the reason the King always had a jester, someone to entertain him? Some say the jester was a truth teller, and this is true to an extent.
Yet, the bigger reason is that the king needed to be entertained, a-mused. Pascal noted "lest the bejeweled potentate brood too much and, perhaps, have an encounter with the soul."
We go to great lengths to avoid looking inside ourselves.
Perhaps, it's time to give the jester some time off?
Get skin in the game