When I am in a new platonic realm e.g. the realm of vectors as opposed to numbers, I am lost in the minutiae instead of being aware of my surroundings. I do not realize the bigger changes happening like how matrices are changing the whole space I am working in.
I make that same mistake in relationships and in any type of interactive discovery e.g. chess. I get so involved in my own platonic abstractions of my own plans that, I lose track of what the other person’s abstractions and plans.