9% done with War and Peace


Here we’re shown through Prince Andrei how ones perception changes given the circumstances, even very minor ones. True, Andrei is sensitive to these things, but we’re all susceptible to these shift of emotion, be it the smile of a pretty girl that suddenly cheers you up, or a perceived slight from your boss who doesn’t notice your hard work. Andrei internalizes, Rostov externalizes. Both are self-centered.