Our psyche processes what we perceive with what we believe and fit with reality is not permanent.
Our house is built with small pieces arranged such that, among all, are so strong walls that support the weight of the roof for many years.
Those pieces (bricks, blocks) could be compared with our ideas, knowledge, beliefs, prejudices, which, united by the need to be consistent, make up our personality, way of being, mind, thought.
As I can see no one is like you want to be but it is as you can, as his lot.
Moreover, almost all claim to be in a certain way, we have an ideal, an aspiration of how we like to be: smart, clever, fast, tireless, wonderful, successful, permanently cheerful and a long list of equally positive attributes.
This ideal is very attractive and that is why we impose more force than he could resist our tendency to realism. The desire to accede to that way of being that we desire are so strong that, very often, we think we have achieved, we are self-deceived rave.
All of our ideals is organized in a kind of story, story, novel, legend, myth. Each of us lives his life like a movie, a play.
In that movie occupy a role and assume those characteristics that have shape the profile of the character we act.
All this happens in a kind of dream, in which reality mixed with fantasy: dialogue with another person from a certain point of view, we come to ask for a job thinking that we are in a certain way, act as the spouse should be, and so on for most of the time in which we assume that everything is real, objective.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Realidad y fantasía.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 1.985)