Very insightful. A fish only knows what water really is, once it is outside of it. And it only then really comes to understand, what a struggle being in the unfamiliar medium actually is. Much the same for one’s culture …
It takes a great conscious effort to do so and much inner calm and sureness of Self.
Your piece was the best I’ve read in a long time, thanks.
I would be interested what you consider a good strategy to overcome this phenomenon (almost certainly not possible, in my opinion) or to at least alleviate it and its effects.
(Oh, and I think you are doing Sokrates a bit of injustice here. After all, he was the guy who very much iteratively questioned everything considered normal and “not to be thought about” by his contemporaries … :)