What is the name of the problem where a person – a family member, in the two scenarios presented – sees another family member through a film? A film not over the eyes but the mind, a vacuformed sheath over every hill and depression of the brain, a film of attitude, emotionalized philosophy, feeling, assumption. A film of superiority, or of inferiority; of child-feeling, or of false-adult feeling. A film the seer doesn’t know exists and would, despite a general perspicacity, deny the existence of. And if they could effect some gracious or intellectual distance from their true nature for a moment and admit the existence of the film, it would nevertheless remain, after the flicker subsided, like a pilot light or a heartbeat.
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