― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"
-- said by film character Paul Bradford, was later popularized by Adam Savage of MythBusters
I'm am having the opportunity to watch a person with a very power reality field distortion capability. The upside of this ability? Other people's opinions, plans and overall desires don't matter. Full mutable steam ahead. Anything is possible if the personal reality dictates it. The downside to this ability? We'll get to that latter.
Everyone has a small reality field distortion. It is the human condition. Most of the time this manifests through the inner dialogue or fantasy thoughts. On T.V. shows we see a character body slam a despised boss, and then in the next shot they are standing there thinking about doing the action while they soak up the abuse. This is a weak reality field distortion. Other people have stronger reality field distortions, and these can be incredibly powerful in shaping the outward reality. There is still enough connection with a larger reality, thus supporting a common foundation of experience. Still this pales in in the face of true power.
And then there are the people who are entirely comfortable with rejecting everyone's reality as they substitute their own. Nothing is impossible because reality is as reality is imagined. The really powerful practitioners of this can shift their realities while they invent pasts that explain the present and project their reality into the future by using ephemeral promises. Entire discussions and events can be fabricated from the ether as the present moment is shaped to their liking. Some may say this is a defensive action, but the masters of reality field distortion know that it is merely their right to mold the moment to their will.
Is there a downside to this ability? Sadly there are accusations of lying or being out of touch with the larger reality. The reality master is called a delusional two-faced manipulator. Sad. Mere mortals are only jealous that they cannot realize godhood.
Anyway... I've never met such an apparent master before, so please pardon my marveling at their abilities!