Being as a Buddhist practitioner comes down to inward looking individual. In Tibetan terms, we call it ནང་པ་ “Nangpa”.
ནང་པ་ “Nangpa” means “the one that looks inwardly”, so therefore we as a Buddhist practitioner, the first is to detect our own self attachment. Even we cannot dissolve it, at least having a, some form of acknowledgement. Even you cannot dissolve the illusion, but at least acknowledge it, admit it, see it, understand it, and I think that is very important.
Because if you don’t make this kind of a understanding, then the true desire to practice the Dharma and the faith in Dharma will never come.