Quantum Confinement and Pandemic

Are you a particle trapped in a one-dimensional box?

If so, it could be argued that the metaphor of quantum confinement might very loosely apply. Only certain things are allowed. Your wavefunction is forbidden to propagate outside your walls {unless you have a very good reason} and you may have experienced rattling around inside your walls like a trapped tiger at a zoo. The pandemic has caused confinement, you are for the time being trapped and not a free particle.

This metaphor can be extended to people who live “one dimensional” lives.  Only certain things are allowed in that life, others are forbidden, we create our own mental walls and boundaries and are stuck oscillating therein. Say for example we are obsessed by the reductionist scientific paradigm, then anything which is outside of that paradigm is taboo, verboten. In a sense we have trapped ourselves in a paradigm and because the walls are so very high, we cannot tunnel out, there is no part of our wavefunction external to the paradigm. To be a practising shaman and a purveyor of quantum mechanics is inconceivable and therefore forbidden when trapped within the reductionist pseudo-logical paradigm.

In order to free ourselves we have to change the paradigm through which we observe and interpret the world and the manifested life within it.  It is from within the paradigm that we limit our beingness.

Are you a particle trapped in a one-dimensional box?