Like my forest through the trees topic. I somehow always come back to that view on philosophy. Everything ends up being a piece of the puzzle.
Sounds like his reality/perception just got influenced by other peoples reality/perception.the third person sees a duck getting a prostate exam.
But to go back to reality is perception. I still don't see it as anywhere near truth. Perception is a part of subjective reality. But my view on reality, is much more then just our and everyones perception. It goes beyond perception.