I’d like you to think of someone who really gets under your skin. You know what they really are. You have mounds of evidence stacked against them. How could you ever view them differently? Hold that thought. Let’s compare.
In the movie The Sixth Sense (spoiler alert) the central character, played by Bruce Willis, is portrayed in a certain light: alive. In the end, it is revealed he actually died in the opening scene. The final moments quickly flash back scene by scene to show what was really going on. He had been present in spirit, not in body, unaware he had died. What seemed like a conversation between him and his wife, for instance, was actually his wife talking to herself, missing him. One assumption affected the entire story. (more…)