The human mind is truly the culmination of our evolutionary processes. With the mind we can invent, create, reason and do many things when we are in control. However if the mind takes possession of us then we can be led to wayward ways. The mind can be boon or a bane depending on how we use it.
One of the many things that we have to be extremely careful are the illusions of the mind where we can be led astray and made to believe things that are not necessarily true. Many times we develop a certain negative bias towards somebody or something. What happens after that is that we tend to be overly critical of them or it. We just fail to see their positive points and only focus on their negativity.
There are other times when we just get led by designations or honorific titles and start imagining greatness where there is none. We start associating great learning or divinity to people simply because we cloud our mind and reason. The faculty of reason and understanding can be easily covered by our imagination. We then will fail to see things in their proper light. Our mind will start exaggerating our ideas and opinions more than what is real. We will be unable to differentiate between the real and the unreal.
The mind is a wonderful instrument if we use it properly. However if we start to assume things without associated reasoning then, the mind, can turn into an enemy putting into our heads wrong notions. This happens as a result of lazy thinking when we assume things or jump to conclusions without any proper basis. We are all guilty of lazy thinking, at some times of our life, simply because it is less work. This is something we should particularly careful about.
The mind is a beacon of real understanding as long as we use it wisely and are free from biases and opinions. When we start being judgmental or begin to begin to imagine power and greatness in mere designations and honorific titles the mind because covered in the darkness of unreason. We then lose the ability to seeing things in the real light.
Hence it is imperative that in all our interactions in daily life we always look at things with a balanced perspective, neither being too critical nor jumping to conclusions too early.