Beautifully said! And you are sooooooo right! This delusion is their perception not reality. And as we know reality for many is merely personalized perception. [In the case of Ghana blocking out invasive racism and FGM] Only if we all could see and ACCEPT the beauty in the gifts we were ALL born with. The world would be a much better and calmer place. But!
Yes, getting to and accepting that understanding is #1 in my life. What you're saying about personalized perceptions is right on. They are so close to delusion, more than we usually imagine. All good wishes - off to other parts for a few months.