Tell me please why the present simple was used instead of the past simple in the following context.

Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn't grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group of people and it's met with utter confusion?

It is from this video. It is right at the begining.


in the first sentence it uses present because (i assume) the friend Still doesn't grasp the problem while in the second one it uses past because (again, I assume) the idea is no longer met with utter confusion

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