We only see what we want to see. When so much more could be there, and is, we shield ourselves from the truth.
And then, once we allow ourselves to see the world for what it is.. to see our lives for what they are.. we should remove ourselves. We should exist outside of the norm, outside of convention. Our thoughts should be free happy, and aware.. yet they should be unaffected by others and the weight of the world.
To see the world but not to participate in it's games. They are illusions.