Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened by responsibility.
The long-standing battle between freedom and responsibility is as old as time. Human beings believe that they want freedom above almost anything else, but when they are finally free, the accompanying responsibility can be overwhelming.
History is riddled with continued accounts of a society that is bristling under the weight of domination, an ensuing revolution, followed by chaos when the responsibility falls upon those who were dominated previously.
As a species, we highly value our autonomy. In doing so, we prioritize certain things so as to ensure that we have maintained freedom. But the overwhelming knowledge of our own vulnerability starts to weigh very heavily upon us at such a moment.
Freedom is one of the most powerful qualities of life. And as such, we must cherish and protect it with everything that we have, for fear of allowing it to disappear. This was certainly the underlying theme of our previous election.
And, as a great sage (Spiderman) one said: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
I hope your Monday is off to a beautiful start😊
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