You raise an important question, which is whether there can be relief for the well-intentioned social outsider. Is the submission to a social framework or convention necessarily the work of something like hypnosis, regardless of how enlightened that culture is supposed to be? Or is there escape from delusion even in solitude, since we can always hypnotize or deceive ourselves? Is there non-hypnotic understanding of the facts, or do we always exaggerate or simplify to make the facts suitable for human purposes?

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