Projection is sonar for companionship.
*Like attracts like, and “assuming” other’s behavior for yours is a good way to repel those who don’t fit the mold, and a good way to empathize with those who do.
*Similar to a bat signal in the night sky of Gotham, or a siren song to wayward sailors, we shout “is anybody out there?” to those who see us, on the off chance that we may connect.
*A subconscious litmus test, but an effective one. Hit or miss, the results make themselves known. A square peg won’t fit into a circular hole, but it takes the alignment and comparison to know.
*Few people are NOT solipsistic, so who isn’t projecting? Have you ever truly listened to two people talking with a critical ear? The next time you do, you’ll notice that they are sharing their individual experiences as a response to the other person. Amazing! They are not listening to the other person, instead, they are seeing if their story matches the other!
*So, you can see, the bitter taste for projection is unwarranted. In a novice, most moves and actions are rushed, sloppy, and often the culprit for disenchantment. Projection is a natural phenomena that only the most seasoned of players, predators, and gurus are able to brush aside and peer into the other.
*Until then, you’re mostly hating others for the things in yourself that you dislike, or, have yet to be mastered. But that lack of apathy is a clear subconscious signal that this person can be worked with and should, because the same issue will manifest with a different name and face.
Working the crude elements of yourself into shimmering artifacts of wonder is the only sure way to avoid the pitfalls of projection, for projection is nature itself trying to bond and survive. How smooth that process becomes is up to you.