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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.

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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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