My friend Sam wrote this in her journal earlier this year.
Like most college students, we both have existential epiphanies at 3 am during midterms.
I talk about the Box a lot.
It’s my term for fundamentalism and growing up homeschooled and isolated. My early school years were all in a converted storage closet with no windows. I couldn’t go outside or play with other children. My parents said they did it to protect me, but I always wanted to know what was outside.
So Sam drew this flowchart after reading my posts about how I left fundamentalism and our network to help people like us who want to leave. We often discuss how various boxes shape our reality.
And she said I could share it with you guys.
Did you also come from a box? What deep existential questions are you thinking about this week? Let’s chat. Leave a comment.