We are all in a unique construct of our own making.
Call it a box, call it a philosophy, call it a belief system. By any name, it defines who you are, how you act, think, and behave. Basically, it is how you live your life. It’s truly huge, yet mostly unexamined by the general populace (pretty much by everyone). Why is that?
Because it’s very difficult to do. It’s hard work. We don’t know how. Worse, we are actually misled and misdirected when we try to do this–by ourselves and others. Who we ask or seek guidance from are oftentimes of the same construct/same box from which we are trying to leave—or at least expand.
To hold oneself up to the light; to really look and think about what we are, what we’ve made ourselves into, that’s no easy task. Not only do we not know how to do it. No, the main trouble is that a major component of ourselves resists even allowing ourselves to think what we need to think about. Doomed from the start, something like a Bernie Sanders campaign. Then, there’s doing the work! It’s the part who thinks that It is who we are. But if you ask it who you are, you get no answer. It cannot tell you because it has no basis for itself other than superficial thoughts and beliefs.
Bottom Line: If you don’t know if you are in a box or not, then you definitely are.