The young man stepped into the hall of mirrors, and there he discovered himself, made twisted and perverse.
Misshapen and grotesque, his faults writ large across the cool glass pane, mistakes taking up his whole field of view. The visage that greeted him horrified him, broke his spirit utterly. He shattered into fragments, and the bits were blown to the four winds, never to be seen again.
The reflection stepped down from the mirror, exited the hall, and went out into the world, reflection taking the place of man.
It was surprised to find that few could tell the difference.