I don't think that's a valid argument. One can say the same about you.
"Sam Vara has practiced Dhamma for x years and I have spent no time on it, and we are exactly at the same point."
Sam Harris is a philospher and neuroscientist. Just because he analyses a potential situation in graphic and great detail does not mean that he is heavily invested in it. Harris is merely illustrating an argument.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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