This story is a FANTASTIC example of how our perceptions can be shaping our “reality”. In my experience and personal observation, the best “antidote” to the “veil of illusion”, is having an attitude of kindness, compassion and no judgement.
Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.
The measure in which we judge others is the same measure from which we feel the weight of judgement from them.
When we are critical to others, we are shaping our perceptions and our mind to be critical to ourselves, because ultimately, there is no other.