They told us wrong, you know. All those guys who kept exhorting us (for decades now) to “think outside the box,” urging us to forget about our limitations and be “free-free-free” didn’t give us the real story when they touted that ‘Unbound” mindset as the panacea for all of our gnarly problems. In fact, I think they were blowing sunshine up the nether parts of our anatomy (with the best of intentions, of course).
Here’s an interesting concept: UN-SEEING. If you look at your habits of thought and what you expect to see when you look at a phenomena or situation, it’s quite likely that you will be able to see patterns of thinking that you just naturally fall into. They’re old familiar ways you always dance.