It is an unfortunate truth – but perception is reality. Some people have a very distorted perception of the world around them and although we see it differently than they, it is their reality and sometimes there is absolutely no way to alter their perceptions. My most recent experience with that is kind of heartbreaking for me. I lost some folks who I considered friends because their reality was quite different from mine. Now, I am not professing to be flawless by any means, but thankfully I was not the only one who perceived my version of the reality.
Beware of the Reality Benders
Yeah, they can actually bend the reality around them and due to their intense influence over others, can bend their realities as well. I have known these folks – they have a strong will and they can totally pull the wool over their eyes. Take stock in your reality by sometimes checking in with someone you can trust and see what they perceive.
It gets complicated and it reminds me of the film where the whole plot unfolds a certain way and at the end the person is in a psych ward and the entire film was their own fantasy while in a straight jacket.
Peace and Love, always…