What is a boundary other than a barrier to passing. These boundaries are set in many different ways and forms. Natural physical boundaries are obvious. In Greenland the icy water certainly discouraged any but the foolhardy from leaving the land. A very effective boundary.
The volcano’s sheer drop into the cauldera with it’s constant explosions of red hot lumps of rock certainly prevented me from going past the edge.
Canyons such as the Grand Canyon created a boundary, preventing anyone from easily getting to the other side. A physical boundary for the safety of those looking in was also erected, in this case largely ignored.
Sometimes a similar boundary is erected for the safety of those inside it.
There are also country boundaries.
And boundaries that we create. Cultural Boundaries
These speak for themselves.
Sadly these boundaries are used as an excuse for much of the sadness in the world today. I don’t believe this to be true as I believe that all religions want to live in peace and harmony and that this is possible with a bit of tolerance. It is those who take advantage that are the actual cause.
Educational Boundaries are huge and create problems due to lack of understanding. Communication can be difficult. This structure was a bookcase I had asked to be built. The structure that reminded me of a baby playpen was the result. These boys had never seen a book in their lives and my poor communication resulted in this.
Hopefully these boys will get a good education
Available to all in some societies. And perhaps the biggest boundary of all is the huge boundary between those that have and those that do not. The Wealth boundary
Malnutrition is common amongst those that have not.
Slums are common in the rapidly developing shift to urban living in the developing world.
I don’t grudge the wealthy their wealth (and many wealthy are also great givers to charity) but I do believe that we do need to redistribute the wealth to try to make the boundary between somewhat smaller.
In response to Weekly photo challenge