The sky is the limit, as the saying goes, yet even on the same planet we see different skies.
What surrounds us limits what is possible.
What we view as possible limits us in a very direct way – and indirectly it limits us what we aspire to, what we dream.
We’ve seen it all our lives, we will see it throughout our lives.
If we look carefully, we can see it right now.
Look around you. Look carefully at the walls that secure you, the window placements and what you can see outside of them, assuming you can.
Where you are right now was framed by an architect and built by contractors. What you see right now guides what you think about.
That is the power of building things, that is the implicit limitation.
Everyone around you is a victim of what they see as possible. Every single person has their own outlook.
Everyone lives in their own cave, as Plato wrote.
We who travel between the caves know this, but what we convey is rarely trusted within the caves of others only because they have grown accustomed to what they think that they can do, what they may be limited by – physically, socially, economically – so they do not trust easily people who fall into their caves.
They are the victims of possibility. And we are the victims of them.
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