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Toko

Good morning, Lain.

Lain

Good morning, Toko-san.

Toko

Have you seen anything since then?

Lain

No, I haven’t. Honestly.

Toko

Have you heard anything?

Lain

Sometimes I hear something very confused.

Toko

Very confused? One person? More than one?

Lain

More than one. Men and women.

Toko

Are they people you know?

Lain

Probably not.

Toko

You said that you heard things from the sky. What do you think is in the sky?

Lain

There’s air.

Toko

Uh, huh. And aside from that?

Lain

Clouds. The sun. The stars.

Toko

Do you know about the transmission of radio wavelengths for TV and cell phones?

Lain

Yes. The information travels wirelessly?

Toko

Right. The information flies through the sky.

Lain

Am I hearing that information?

Toko

Hmm. It might be that you imagine you are hearing that information.

Lain

There’s a sickness like that?

Toko

There is. It’s called delusion. It’s a symptom of schizophrenia and neurosis. Sometimes, if you are focusing much too much on something or are getting very stressed, it can bring out those kind of symptoms. But…

Lain

But?

Toko

Usually, when people say they hear things, what they hear is more closely associated with themselves. For instance, they hear voices that bad-mouth them.

Lain

Delusion of persecution?

Toko

Right. You’ve been studying up on this stuff. Ok. I’ll fill you in a little more on this. The definition of “delusion” is taking a mistaken idea and believing in your own mind that it is correct. But for you, Lain, you say that you might have felt or sensed something. A person who is really delusional tends to have conviction that his delusions are real. But you don’t have that. You have thoughts, considerations.

Lain

Considerations?

Toko

You can forget that word if you’d like. As I mentioned before, a delusion is generally something intertwined with one’s self. There really aren’t any delusions that have nothing to do with someone personally.

Lain

I’m not delusional?

Toko

Fundamentally, no. Still, there are all sorts of delusions, and if you try to “pin” one of them onto someone, you may start pinning other ones on that person, too.


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