An Everything-Voluntary Celebration

Nobody asked but …

I celebrate every day voluntarily.  I celebrated the 4th of July because it was a gorgeous day.  But everyone celebrates the 4th,  voluntarily, usually for one of four reasons: vicarious collectivism, admiration, the excellence of one’s life on a grand midsummer day, or the thrill of activity.  Then I think this is very much like sports interest: one acts out for a team (often badly) based on a mob’s inclinations, one is a connoisseur of fine performance of a difficult task, one loves a day at the arena, or one enjoys the activities.  Although all four are voluntary, only the first comes from indoctrination.


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