Possibly one of the most vulnerable times is when a person manages to extract themselves from a control system. The system has provided structure, support, rules… and so when leaving it a person will feel lost, alone, etc. It is natural at this stage for the individual to seek to replace this prior system with a ‘better’ one. Unfortunately what is lost to most is that the grass is not greener, just a different shade. And all you’ve done is traded one control system for another. Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Freedom, absolute freedom, is the lack of control systems. We live under and within a myriad of control systems. For those born under numerous control systems it is natural to become dependent (or addicted) to them. So true freedom can be a frightening concept, let alone reality. Of course this is one of purposes of the system(s), to make us dependent so we cannot not leave or rebel against it.
But a system of control is a system of control. Regardless of it’s facade or exterior, or its intended or purported purpose. If we are controlled we are not free, therefor we are at some level enslaved. And even if we just give a little bit of our freedom one problem is there are so many systems that a little bit to each one adds up to a large portion overall. Also, as so clearly can be seen today, those who get a little bit of control always seem to want more and more, and so the initial ‘little’ bit becomes larger and larger the greedier the controllers become and the more dependent the controlled are.
Humans were not created to be enslaved by other humans.
slavery [sley-vuh-ree, sleyv-ree]
- the condition of a slave; bondage.
- the keeping of slaves as a practice or institution.
- a state of subjection like that of a slave: He was kept in slavery by drugs.
- severe toil; drudgery.
Side note: Writing is not my talent. I find that I write better the more short and concise I keep it. Writing for me is really trying to capture my thoughts, and I can’t type fast enough. My deep insights and revelations tend to come in bursts. So the only way to capture them is with brevity.