Originally Posted by Kanzeon
Finally, when it comes to the mother of my friend, you have the unmitigated audacity to claim that I have made assumptions about and constructed my own subjective reality about her situation
Yes, of course. What do you "know" about her situation, that is not an assumption?
Did you not assume, for example, that you know better than her, what is best for her?
If you do not consider that an assumption, then how do you KNOW that you know better than her, what is best for her?
How could you possibly KNOW what she is thinking?
Eg suppose she has thought to herself: "I have thought it carefully, and I would much rather DIE alone in my own house, than live in that assisted living facility. And the simple reason is that I would be HAPPIER that way."
Who are you to say that you are right and she is wrong?