We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Detachment

‘Love of detachment is free from all demandingness, all need to control the loved one, all dependence upon him. It is detached not in the sense of withdrawing emotional concern for others but in the sense of gladly accepting them as they are, not requiring them to be different from their present selves as the price on one’s friendly affection. It is detached, not from caring for others but from preoccupation with oneself, and from the need to make others serve the cravings of the self. It is the compassionate giving of oneself to the world without asking anything in return.’

Professor Edwin Arthur Burtt
American philosopher and author of The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science

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