(early morning thoughts)
The thing about the box is that it is created by those who excel without the confines of the box for those who aspire to be like them.
The thing about the box is that after many years, it becomes institutionalized and suddenly becomes “the standard” and in some instances , may become the law.
The thing about the box is that it is oblivious to individual capabilities, individual drives, individual innovations. It’s a republic of Zombies.
The thing about the box, don’t get it twisted, may give you the material life you seek for but what about the satisfaction? Isn’t there more to it ?
The thing about the box is that you get shamed by for not being within its confines until you succeed. Being outside the box is a huge risk.
The thing about the box is that is that they tell you that there is no box. They say “it’s just the way things are” , “it’s just what you have to do” , “that’s the only way it’s done” . That is the box speaking.
The thing about the box is that it gives the illusion of certainty, the illusion of being on course, the illusion of security. Many times, it may all prove to be a sham in the end.
The thing about the box is that it’s too small to fit into but you get pushed and squeezed in it. Robs you of air, robs you of spreading your wings, robs of seeing the larger picture.
Respectfully, I say “fuck it”.