I do not perceive my life as grandiose, I simply perceive it as my life...
But, you are right... PERCEPTION is EVERYTHING.
I.e, I host for free artists involved with Hermeticism, Alchemists and Hermeticists when they travel to my country from abroad. In most cases the person whom I host is the friend of a friend of a friend of a friend.
Too many times I've been told: "you are crazy, they are going to steal something from you! They can be dangerous". Guess what... none of them ever stole a single cent from me... all of them gave me gifts in return... and interesting conversations, experiences, etc.
I do participate a lot in an internet based group of alchemists from all over the world... It's not based on Facebook, though most of us there are also "facebook friends" (and friends). I recently saw something that taught me a lesson:
I would divide the alchemists in 3 broad groups: (1) amateurs, (2) persons with experience and (3) damn geniuses.
Some time ago a person who belonged to the second group showed some practices he had done... and most of them were following a very "chemical" logic... and they were fine, but mostly missing the point.
Some persons whom I would describe as members of the third group pointed out for him the mistakes he was making and asked him to think again, even providing very pertinent classical literature on the specific subject.
This person went mad and started to accuse everyone of being a "merchant" and trying to sell him the "true secrets" of Alchemy... and mostly blamed everyone else for his own mistakes (for the records, nobody there "sells" the ancient methods... we simply exchange them in private, based on trust, friendship, loyalty, etc).
I confronted him and told him: "They are simply telling you to change your perception (about your practices), but such thing triggered in you a weird perception of everyone else... change your own perception before your perception eats you alive... because you are wasting a golden chance to learn just for being paranoid".
How is this related to facebook? It's an identical situation, even if Malik or you have no interest in "alchemy"... but you have an interest in something else, that's for sure... and that's OK (growing bonsais, literature, cinema, political theory, philosophy, etc).
A friend of mine told me something funny about the alchemy group: "this is a dating site, except that it's not about love relationships of sex".
Being addicted to Facebook leads nowhere, but avoiding it because you can't deal with the existence of other persons is a problem.
Sometimes amazing things happen in unexpected places (i.e, it happened to me in the CN forums... a Chemist got in touch with me after some posts about alchemy... and I've had very interesting conversations with him via private messages... exchanging two very different points of view... and his experience with Chemistry helped me a LOT to avoid some dangers related to alchemy -specially dangers related to the industrial lye and its contamination with mercury... or we had very nice conversations about some reactions of Antimony under certain circumstances... even if our "world views" are completely different).
Due to his comments on the Boiler Room, I am more or less aware of what kind of personality Malik has... He perceives that his life is "worst" than the life of some other persons because he's African-American... and he blames everyone because this issue has made his life "worst" (according to his own perception).
I don't like at all the ideology of the infamous "Greatest Mothers", but I can understand their ways of perceiving reality. Never saw them blaming anyone for the life they live... and it's an obvious fact that being a heterosexual female is easier in our societies than being a lesbian... and I hate more of their views... but I never saw them complaining or blaming others... and that's an excellent attitude.