There is a gravity to anything. Relationships, Processes, Ideas and Objects. Everything has a “pull” (or a mass). Sometimes it’s so weak you can’t really measure it and sometimes it’s so pervasive that you forget about it.
How many of us woke up this morning and tried to jump out this planet? You don’t because you have just excepted it.
This is okay at times. You learn to use this gravity to function and to get by. ”Gravitys” create a sense of control/form and give you the ability to run somethings on “auto-pilot”. When I wake up I don’t curse the Earth for pulling me down, nor do I curse the moon for not pulling harder. I just calculated their effects and walk.
But there are some “gravitys” that need to be named in your world, they need to be exposed and opposed. Some we all share, and those are hard to break because they get reinforced. Some are individualized, and they are hard to break free from because others can’t relate.
-gender roles (or the opposite but just as toxic “we are all the same”)
-status quo or political correctness (it’s retarded)
-egocentric reality (the Ryan Roberts minus Copernicus perspective)
-white guy perspective
-education saves (it doesn’t…it actually makes a crappy savior)
In short, we all get pulled to settle. Settling is the instinct that pulls us in our minds, relationships, and culture. (Settling is a gravity.)
It wasn’t like Clark Kent didn’t feel the pull of our planet’s gravity. What made him Superman was his strength to be more than the pull of our gravity.