Saw a movie wherein, the protagonist starts off as a war hero who is there to save victims of criminal psychology.
He fights, he struggles, he trusts, he confides and he believes he is going that extra mile to save them, liberate them from deceptive therapy. Only to realize that he was one among them. The whole hero role was his past and presently a farce.
He was the victim. He fights the truth being delusional. Crest fallen, shaken when the glass shatters.
You never know you are in illusion of a mirage until the glass yields to broken pieces. He accepts reality, finally, acknowledges it. The next day he is seen telling his psychiatrist that it’s time to find an escape route pal, the place is no good for the victims, what’s the plan!
Mending broken pieces to put back the cracked mirror. Sometimes, even a shattered glass fails to bring out someone from an illusion.
Either delusions are too powerful or reality hits so hard, it fails to set in.
There are withdrawal symptoms- you know you ll quit it but come back to it even more fiercely with an impetus. The cigarette thinks you are in love with it. Your mind knows you ll quit it sooner or later.