posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:43 PM
Are you free?
If you're worried about this, whose answer would calm your mind?
Is this place your paradise? Do you look around the world and see the pinnacle of your every ideal? Can you achieve any moral ambition you desire to
because nothing is standing in your way? Can you have all you need and more because everyone is willing to share the resources around us so that all
people can pursue their unique work in life and give back for what they have received? Are you naturally healthy and energetic, with a clear mind and
joyful and excited just to be alive?
Are you instead living in a place where you frequently have to turn your head because of atrocities you have no power to prevent? Do you frequently
make decisions out of guilt? Are you in debt because of the education, the health care, or the luxury items you could not afford? Do you work until
you are too tired to do much else just to pay those and other bills? Have you heard of indentured servitude?
Do you want caffeine to wake you up, a pill to help you sleep, an aspirin so you feel no pain, some chocolate cake to make you feel better, a diet
pill to make you thin again, an injection to take away your age, a prescription to keep you in a happy mood, and another one to sexually excite you?
Do you have to have that purse, that car, that newest electronic gadget?
Are you, have you been, or are your children forced to attend a school by law regardless of whether the teachings agree with your personal beliefs or
not? Do you sometimes fear for your or your family's safety because of the state of the world?
Have you been lead to believe that the idyllic world I described above is a myth or a fantasy that can never come true? That it is against human
nature to be peaceful, healthy, and productive?
Can you love who you love without fear? Can you speak any concern or opinion, no matter how controversial or strange, in front of your peers without
fear of ridicule or punishment? Can you move around, live, and purchase what you want without your likeness and transactions being recorded?
Well, why not?