In Life of Pi, when young Pi goes to feed a piece of meat to Richard Parker, his father tells him: “What you see in the animal’s eyes is your own emotion reflected back at you.”

Sometimes (or perhaps, always?), that’s how it is with people too. What you see in others is your own actions reflected back at you. You accuse them of ignoring you, maybe that’s what you are doing to them.

The question is, are your actions/emotions reflected in their eyes, or are theirs reflected in yours?