Just a Thought--
How observant are we? As you converse with family and friends, are you and they aware of the present? Yes, what is happening is "present", but are we aware of the distance between what we say and it's social reality? For instance; are we living what we say or just saying it? It's a big question, I know, but in the moment as you talk, this distance can be realized without knowledge or belief etc. But just by understanding the creation of illusions. If you could see how you were being fooled or tricked by someone, wouldn't you avoid it? Sure you would, you'd probably call them on it immediately, but we can only avoid it if we understand disillusionment because illusions come and take hold silently and in disguise within friendships and family without that intent. It can be like spotting someone in the dark who you think is a friend, one is never sure until there is light.