Thought experiment

Visual one at that.

Imagine a stick figure.
This stick figure is transparent.

The stick figure lives in an apartment.
In which there is only a mirror.

Every day this stick figure leaves the apartment.
For whatever reason.

This stick figure encounter other stick figures.
These stick figures are not transparent.

The transparent stick figure adapts.
To the colors of the other stick figures.

Every day the stick figures comes home.
It sees the colors it got during the day.

It loves the colors because now it sees something.
Before the mirror was empty.

Every night the color fades.
And with it the reflection.

You either hate or love
the perceived difference.

If you stagnate your perceived difference,
you become transparent.

Be an intellectual chameleon.
Not only for protection, but for perceived difference in self love.