‘A said I was a fishmonger.

It’s funny how delusions are almost always of grandeur. When someone thinks they’re someone else, it’s almost always a famous person, historical figure or a god. When a person loses their wits, they almost never think they are a plumber or a receptionist. No one is ever hospitalized for thinking they are a clerk at Walmart when they are, in fact, a CEO. Likewise, people don’t imagine the people around them with delirious of – what’s the opposite of grandeur? Diminishment? Delusions are like the water under boats, they raise everyone up. Not to say that everyone raises up good. Delusion can cast your mother as a demon or the crossing guard as a mass murderer but it doesn’t really cast a president as a crossing guard or a movie star as a barista.

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