I imagine that famous people or people who are in the public eye are more aware of this than most of us.
Other people don’t see us. They see their images of us. And sometimes, they put a lot into that image that’s not exactly how we experience ourselves.
And that’s how it is from our end too. We put our own images on other people, and also on ourselves, situations, and the world.
We see our images, not the person in him or herself, not the situation in itself, and not the world in itself.