“Now you see…” Roshan finished his description and came to his final point, “my mom gets up every morning at 3 to cook this meal for me. And this banana leaf is from a tree me and dad planted when we first moved into our new house in the city. I don’t need to hear or be told how much my parents love me, I feel it with every bite. Oh, and I always have the weekends to hang out with them.”
Highlights the problem with "armchair psychotherapy" - we see/hear based on our own experiences and preferences and conduct a run-away train of analyses with our own imaginations.
If you don't mind, I'd like to share your story in my professional development series when I start teaching again. I love being able to share fun, real-world stories that have broader implications for professional practice.