To see it’s far off desire, our protagonist has built an elaborately balanced perch, which if he moves will collapse. Obviously he could have easily flown there. But we’re often hesitant to change knowing it will upset the structures we’ve built around us – as symbolized by the perch. Society, families and friends are often invested in us not making radical change. Because without exception, that will cause them to analyze their lives relative to ours, as well as their own unfulfilled dreams. So the conformist stays put to maintain the balance. While the ones we call visionaries, dreamers and geniuses go anyway, knowing that their true joy lies beyond their comfort zone.