The System Put You in a Box, But the Box Doesn’t Exist

You weren’t born to be put into a box, yet here you are with invisible constraints. At every turn you are faced with a decision – to go along with the system or break free from it. From the moment you came out of the womb, you were put into the system, entered in databases, and soon to be vaccinated with doses upon doses of cocktails over the next two years of your life. While television commercials sought to fill parent’s minds with the dos and don’ts for their child, you were being downloaded with cartoons and children’s books filled with messages of fear, family separation, and dysfunction. By age five you entered the “education system,” which was really an indoctrination to keep your mind tooled around their agendas for hours on end, five days a week.

As time went on, you were told what to learn, how to think, and what to believe. The box kept getting smaller. From science to history and everything in between, lies were spun, truths were hidden, and you were taught what they wanted you to believe. The teachers stuck to the system, and the parents were a slave to the well-designed money system to support their families, so they were more than happy to have the teachers take charge. While their income was being siphoned off by a corrupt tax system, material possessions were being thrust down their throat at every turn. The “system” was designed to entice everyone with fancy cars, illustrious homes, designer clothing, and all the dazzling trinkets one could ever want – and people bought into it hook, line, and sinker. They believed that would fulfill them, only to find it didn’t.

In following the “system,” tests were created to draw you into college. You were told you would be a failure, never get a job, and never earn a living if you didn’t go to college, take on thousands of dollars in debt, and “make something of yourself.” The box shrunk, and you felt trapped. Most parents bought into that as well, so they sold it to their children, and worked extra hard to fund this adventure. Corporations in the 1% were happy to set the standards, so smaller companies followed suit, and before you knew it – most companies did in fact require you to have a college degree. Though, that never stopped me. I still went on interviews and landed jobs from companies who “required” a college degree, despite not having one.

After college, you are expected to get married, have children, work your ass off, maybe squeeze in a few great vacations, and die broke. That’s the system. You don’t look, you don’t see, you don’t hear, you don’t suspect. You just roll along like a robot. That is their expectation of you. Prove them wrong. The box doesn’t exist.

As an adult, you are expected to repeat what your parents did, and teach your children the same. And while all of this is going on, the schools are engineering more forms of indoctrination, demoralizing, normalizing, and creating chaos at every turn. They wanted you to believe this is the land of the free, while they held your brain hostage all along. But here’s the thing. It IS the land of the free if you so choose it to be. You don’t have to be a part of the overall system the way they want you to serve it, to be a slave to it, and to buy into it.

Let me tell you a short story. As a child, I had a wild imagination, was always daydreaming, exploring, and constantly creating through art. I had a very curious nature. In my childhood diary, at age 8 I wrote, “when I grow up, I want to be a veterinarian, an artist, and a cowgirl.” I dreamt of having lots of land, near water, with animals all around. As time went on, it evolved to thousands of acres where animals could have a huge refuge where no one could harm them. I was born with art in my blood, so I knew creativity would follow me throughout my life.

I didn’t choose the traditional paths that most people choose in life. I cut my own path, followed my intuition, and let my heart lead the way. I had innate trust and faith, and doubt wasn’t ever part of the equation. I just kept moving forward and manifesting along the way. It wasn’t a conscious choice to spit in the face of the system, or desire to be different – it was just me being me and not seeing the box. The box didn’t exist for me. It didn’t matter what anyone told me, I had my own vision and that’s where my focus was. If someone told me there was no way something could be done, it would be too difficult to achieve, or simply isn’t possible, I would look at them like they were looney tunes and think, “I wonder why they think this way?” Maybe all that daydreaming unplugged me from the system – what a blessing.

Beginning at age 15, I started my first job and hopped jobs every year in different fields to learn different skills – whatever seemed fun for me that year. A handful of college courses to polish some skills was all I sought. I never went after a college degree. School always bored me but learning on my own was of great interest. In my twenties, with fifty cents in my pocket, I walked out of a job to start my own business. I didn’t have a plan, just determination, and a knowing. This inner knowing and faith is what always led the way for me. “A leap of faith” was common core in my life. I didn’t see things as a challenge, but rather an opportunity, and I didn’t fear change, I welcomed it. Within three months my business was stable enough to pay my bills.

I didn’t want to get married or have children, though I love children. I always felt that I had so much to accomplish in life, and I would rather have the time and energy to help the masses, rather than a select few.  This was also “outside the box,” but I never compared myself to others, I just appreciate them for their choices, and made my own choices that felt right for me.

Eventually, I decided that it was the time to finally get that land with animals I had long dreamed of. I set out to find the perfect spot. I found it, but I didn’t have time to make it out to the property. I didn’t need to. I felt it in my heart. So, I purchased it sight unseen. I decided it would be fun to design my own home and help build it, so I drew up the plans and an architect finalized them for me. That was an incredibly fun project! I didn’t want to have to make long trips back and forth while I was building, so I purchased an old, cheap trailer and lived on the property for a year while helping to build my small dream home. I had no running water in the wintertime. No biggie. I just used the showers at the gym. I had beautiful, majestic animals that made me smile every day, and I was quickly learning how to lay flooring and trim, and building elements to go inside the house. It was an adventure!

After a while, I was on to my next adventure. I no longer live there, as time moves quickly in my world. I have many dreams to fulfill and there’s much work to be done. I hang onto the really important work and carry it through each adventure and build incredible friendships along the way. We are here to experience, to evolve, to welcome change instead of fearing it, and to be true to ourselves and those around us. I often hear people talk about their dreams, but never attempt to fulfill them. What holds people back? Why do they tell themselves “I can’t. I don’t have the time. I don’t have the money. I don’t have the education. I don’t know how to do it.” WHY? Why don’t people even want to try? Why do people judge themselves so harshly? Because they’ve been lost in the system and have bought into the lies. We were all programmed to think this way. It’s time to deprogram.

You are smarter than you know, more beautiful than you realize, and bursting with talent you didn’t know existed. You must wake up to the true you. Let go of the fear, the doubts, and the judgement. Faith in yourself should be the most natural experience you ever have. Don’t ever let anyone come between you and your faith in yourself and God. The system doesn’t serve you, so do not serve the system. Create the life you wish to have – see it, feel it, trust in it – and make the change. You deserve it, your family deserves it, and you owe it to yourself to honor your journey and fulfill your dreams.

The box doesn’t exist. It is an illusion to break your spirit, stifle your soul, and disconnect you from humanity and the light within you. You are a powerful beacon of light with the ability to manifest all that you seek.

Corey Lynn is an investigative journalist, co-host of the weekly Dig It! podcast, and co-host of The Solution Series. Follow her at, on Twitter, Gab, Truth, Rumble, and Telegram. Support her work by becoming a Patron, making a donation or buying a Book.


  • mcclainra

    This one really stuck home with me, Corey. Excellent, and would like to see it get legs. Given the times in which we are living, it should be read by all, especially patriots. I followed, and guess I have been in, a box most of my life, although have done some of what I really wanted to do ‘professionally’, but these times have really awakened me in many ways. It is very difficult not to get ‘boxed in’ with the constant deluge of propaganda. Your last article by Edge, The Cancer Within Modern Medicine, 1 & 2 certainly shows another box for sure. Lots of ‘compartments’ in the overall box. Thanks, and great work.

  • Suzanne

    All my life I’ve questioned most everything,my parents were always pretty mad at me ,told me me I was rebellious ,that my opinions were ridiculous. I left school at 8th grade had my parents empicpate me and set out on my own .school was utterly useless for teaching us about life,and boring beyond belief .I enjoyed painting and other mediums up until my old fingers didn’t work well any longer.ive taught my children to look at the world in a different way.see things through a different lenses, live life ,enjoy what you have and always march to your own plumber so to speak😊I hate liars,thieves and lazy people .So at 61 I talk to my about living outside the box that does not exist. Thank you Cory for your insights,I appreciate your articles and always wait for each new one for more enlightment!

    • Corey Lynn

      I love this Suzanne. Good for you! Thank you for sharing. I was fortunate to have very supportive parents, though I most certainly had a rebellious streak in me when I was a kid. Haha

  • Peter


    Although the chances of me meeting you in person are slight, you are beautiful in spirit, soul and mind. Your generation is the generation that will have the blessings of a new beginning, from a system designed in fear to a system designed in Love. We are in the great revealing which is why the worlds events are occurring as they are. We are all blessed to be witness to the greatest events since the beginning of time. There is nothing to fear because we created fear which by definition means it is not real. The only thing that is real is what our creator is which is Love, we individually and collectively are starting to remember this, therefore Live-Like-Love.

  • Casey

    Ty for all your articles! I was hoping to find something positive that was outside the box (no pun intended) to share w/my kids. Look what the top email I have today is, blessing. What a positive spirit! Godspeed!

  • Lynette

    Home education is the answer to this circumstance. Children who are homeschooled excel in every way. Children who are homeschooled still commit crimes, make bad choice, etc. but they are less likely than children who are in the public system. Of course, children who are home educated probably have parents who are more attentive and even loving. But I have met a few who are pretty horrible and their children suffer. When you are young and without children, you can plan ahead. Learn the home education laws in your state. If you are thinking of home education, you can DO IT!! It is not hard. If you love your kids, you can teach them.

  • Steve

    Thanks Corey; your words resonate so much! I did not realize the existence of what you refer to as “the box” until much later in life, but I have been a free thinker since I was young. The whole concept of just accepting the words of others as Truth never made sense to me, especially when I discovered adults would all agree to a wrong idea just because someone whom they thought of as an ‘expert’ said so. This has led me to the concept that the insanity of our world are all based on lies and misconceptions. The ones who control us do so by hiding the truth and encouraging misunderstanding. Every day is a struggle to deal with people who “know” things that are wrong!

    I find the only way to wake people up is to slowly show them the lies, one at a time. Most people will recognize that they have been lied to as they see truth revealed to them one thing at a time. It is difficult to make big leaps; small steps are required for most. Your summation above was perfect in that you describe your own path. I guess I just wanted to tell you “Well Done!” and keep doing what you are doing. I personally concentrate on health and welfare sort of things…..I have discovered a PEMF technology that, coupled with good nutrition, can do wonders. I continue to help people wake up, one at a time. Your reach is so much more with what you do….keep it up!

    Toronto, Canada

  • Tim Gard

    Great story Corey! I understand this point of view completely! Science is something I have always been fascinated with. Couple that with a natural mechanical skill and some very amazing things come to light! My two year boredom limit happened in a small city college with electrical communications. (I thank God for spell check!)

    After 65 years of out of the box research of life, I can tell you exactly how to bring energy costs down by 90% using a complete renewable energy design. However you can lead a horse to water but …

    What does living outside the box mean? It means to never expect to have a Truthful conversation with anyone who lives inside the box! Free thinking causes them to gag and vomit poison, and that is not tolerable for me!

    Why the hell anyone wants to live in such squalor is beyond me! But they will cut you to ribbons if you try to pull them out!

    Peace Sister!

  • Laura

    Evenin’ Corey;

    This afternoon, I began this discussion with my oldest grandson (22) who is in college. Within a half an hour, he began to ‘see’. As long as he continues to seek answers and remains open-minded, our conversations will persist, and they will include things like remembering to get outside every day, spend as much time as he can in a natural environment, walk barefoot when it’s not too cold and watch how wild things live – in the moment.

    Thank you for sharing your most valuable insights and experiences, I promise to pass them along.

  • Julie

    Thank you so much for these word’s.
    I sound like you. I had an awesome imagination as a child. I was free and did so many wonderful thing’s. Yet, I have a dad who drilled word’s into my mind, like you’re stupid, and you’re never going to amount to anything.
    I did graduate from college as an RN while raising 2 children on my own. God is the one who loved me unconditionally through my life. He love’s me more then I can imagine.
    Also wanted to say, at 64yrs old I’m still the black sheep of the family. I alway’s did and still do thing’s outside of the box.
    God bless you.

  • Teresa L Hoagland

    The system is broken, for sure. However, wearing rose colored glasses and ignoring basic needs is a very dangerous idea. Your way would lead many people including me to SUICIDE. There is no one answer for eveybody.

    • Corey Lynn

      Your response intrigues me. Having faith is not the same as wearing rose colored glasses, for one can still see with great clarity. Choosing to see the positive and beauty in things, does not make one ignorant to the dark waters that sometimes must be navigated. “Basic needs” are a matter of perception, though I’m sure most people would agree that food, a roof over your head, and health are key. That said, at no point does this article suggest that basic needs should be discounted, so I’m confused by your statement, and what you believe is “dangerous?” I agree, there is no one answer for everybody, but I do believe everybody should maintain faith (whatever that looks like for each individual), listen to their intuition, understand the power and talents within them, and follow the path that is true to them and in their heart. If any of this feels “dangerous” to you, I would ask why that is?

  • Michele Post

    I am sharing your articles every chance I get. I always tell people to check your website out. You Corey, by far, hands down, are the best independent writer/journalist/investigator of our time. You should be more recognized for your work.
    I have always been a bit of a rebel myself. I never liked to take direction or be told what I can and cannot do. I didn’t do well in school. I was always battling a system that at the time I didn’t know was a cult to brainwash me and indoctrinate me into their way of thinking. I just knew I hated authority and found school to be a waste of time. I was always told the same, if I didn’t go to college I would be nothing as an adult. Well I was fortunate enough to grow up in a time that gave me the chance to prove myself by how well I could do a job and not how well I did on a test. Today’s climate is the polar opposite. And this was the goal of the socialists slithering into our society.
    I fear for this country. If we do not start educating the children now, we are doomed. Please keep up the good work. I will continue to share and discuss these issues with anyone interested.
    Thank you Corey,
    Michele P/Willoughby Ohio

    • Corey Lynn

      Thank you so much Michele, and thanks for sharing the information. Yes, we have to educate the children and parents need to stay on top of what their children are being taught outside of the home, because indoctrination is kicking into high gear.

  • MK

    To all the other “weirdos,” loaners, brothers and sisters on the Island of Misfit Toys, I believe we have truly found an inspirational leader whom not only understands us, but actually lives her life in a way most of us only dream of. I thank God I found Corey Lynn earlier this year! She gets me, and I get her. She opens my eyes to dark truths about out the Real World, (RW) as my mom called it, while yet offering a sense of hope that we, ‘The Good Guys,’ win in the end. In her rather small but enlarging circle, she is making a dent! She is exposing the evil, the good, the real truth, the real history, of the RW. I’m not patting myself on the back by professing that I’ve been helping to support Corey as a Patreon since discovering her work. I state that only to highly encourage others to financially back her as well. Have you seen her body of work? Have you noticed just how much and how quickly she produces her work? It’s astonishing… BECOME A PATREON! Invest in this amazing lady so that she may continue fighting for us, and our grandchildren’s future. She will not let you down!

    • Corey Lynn

      Wow Michael! Thank you so much for your kind words, inspiration, and support. I’m so glad we have met. I truly appreciate you and the motivational nudges you give me. It means a lot!

  • hg

    Always beautiful!!!! This piece was very empowering and revived within that it’s a GOOD thing to be different. Seems the divide is growing larger and larger by the day but you bring it all right back into perspective. “Normal” people perspective. 😉 lol 🙂 Thank you!

  • hg

    and AMEN to Michele!! Couldn’t have said it better!! AMAZING work and so grateful to have found your work where finally these painful revelations have come to light and your work gracefully catches the fallen.

  • HG

    Sorry, forgot one more thing, for all of the artists in or anyone for that matter, who has never tried a “dirty pour acrylic painting” I HIGHLY suggest it! I found the medium a few years back during a dark period and the therapeutic benefits that came out of it for me were UNEXPECTED and completely amazing! I started teaching classes and did that for a few years. Was a blast! I included my website above incase anyone wants to take a look on how to do it! God Bless!

  • ML

    The system does NOT encourage people to get married and have kids. Quite the contrary. That is one of our BIG problems. Women are encouraged to be promiscuous, have careers, and die alone.

  • May

    I know God sent me this way. I don’t even know how this came up on my phone but Lord knows I needed it all. Keep it up. God bless you and keep you and His light continue to shine upon you.

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