The Pacific Ocean is a great mirror, and all those who gaze across it see, not a true image of the other side, but an image mixed with their own reflections

To extend the analogy, many errant reflections from surrounding mirrors, objects, and other gazers in the field of view, intrude as well.

Is it then any wonder there are misunderstandings, confused perceptions, and bewildered gazers on both sides of the Pacific?

That’s my attempt at creating the best analogy to describe the situation of humans on Earth in our present age.