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In the movie, DeNiro's adult children have held things back from him to presumably shelter him from things they are sure will disappoint him. None of us wants to disappoint our parents. The real truth is, he doesn't need or want protecting, he just wants to spend time with them and have a relationship with them. We project our feelings onto others and presume we know how they will react or feel, when the truth is, we can't know because we aren't them!
I once heard a comedian do a skit on the six people in every 2 person conversation. He was very entertaining but it has a ring of truth and explains why we have so much trouble communicating!
I decided to google this, because Google is the authority on everything, and here is what I found...
The six people of a conversation – The renowned psychologist William James determined that there were actually six people involved in every two-person conversation:
Think about that for a second! When you talk to someone, you’re really only seeing the person you think the other is. But that other person is projecting an image to you that he or she wants you to buy into and wondering if it’s working. Did you think you were the only one that was obsessing about that?
It is a miracle we can communicate at all!
The movie ended up touching, surprising and inspiring me and in my book, that's a good movie!