'In or out of the box’
I realize people can't get out of the box or often don't even know they're in one. I might even be in my own box. Maybe a better one, but still a box. There are good and bad things in my box. With this self awareness you understand other people and become patient because of this. I was talking to a relative and became very impatient with their rigidity. Still, I had to realize he is trapped, marooned on his own island with no escape. Humbly, maybe I am too. When I am hurting, I wish I could escape. Am I not trapped too? We are all given parameters to work with and emerge from. As my father would say, at least I am aware of it.