Caged Birds Of A Culture
When one is long indoctrinated into a belief , impeled into a ritual and nurtured further into the set pattern, it becomes very difficult for one to break free. Moreso when one is lured tacitly into a trap of conformation through comforts, conveniences & rewards to reinforce continued subscription to that culture.
Thus transformation particularly, when it touches areas of long nurture and reinforced culture becomes very difficult.
Birds born in a cage often look up and think that flying is an illness !!! Even if you unlock the door of the cage, that bird will not fly away.