Freedom for the Taking

Nobody asked but …

It is so rare as to be inconceivable that a person’s present condition cannot be traced back to a choice.  Nor do I know of any cases of someone accepting total enslavement voluntarily.

Let’s take a well-illustrated example, Spartacus.  Although the early life of Spartacus is unclear, it seems a given that his eventual role as a gladiator was arrived at through life choices made by him.  Then he chose, along with others, to rebel against his servitude.  And his eventual experiences were a direct result of all the choices he had made.

Happiness and/or success are not the guaranteed outcome of choosing freedom and self-determination.  But suffering and/or failure are always the foreseen consequences of choosing servitude and other-determination.

— Kilgore Forelle

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