Clear vision is sometimes the hardest to see. It doesn't help to hear, "but you are so bright, so smart" like that means someone needs nothing they cannot provide themselves, work it out. Perceptions lie even in the best of conditions, and the brain makes as much of it as it is capable. Can we be jealous of the simple love such as one gets from a pet dog? Unconditional love, simple and easy to return. There's a lot of power in such as that.