The way we see things impacts everything. You would think that we would go to the trouble of trying to see things as they are. But, when you consider how far out of the way we would have to be in order to do that, it begins to make sense that we wouldn't go anywhere near that kind of trouble with much of anything we look at, much less, everything. To see things the way they are. and to evaluate them properly, in light of all things to be considered, is completely out of the question. We don't see ourselves that way. The neighbor's dog barking its fool head off at 2:33 AM-- And the neighbor along with it-- don't stand a chance.