Raam, thanks to you and the others for sharing their stories and thoughts. Many of things and experiences can only be gained through direct experiences with our own senses. Otherwise, we tend to “see” the world through the perspective of our experiences. I think this is what Bill and Karen were referring to in their comments above. However, many of us don’t have access to those direct experiences; so, listening and talking to those who do is our link to them. This is where you do such a great job. I wouldn’t have reflected on my assumptions unless I read your post.