Originally posted by AthlonSavage
The Freedom of choice is the Power of insanity !!!
Very interesting topic, interesting point of view!
However, I don't see Freedom of choice as the Power of Insanity.
Freedom of Choice is the only thing that makes us unique, that's the power to add something new, it is the power to improve upon the old.
Free Choice is something very dear, something that we should learn to deal with before considering anything else.
It should never be suppressed and/or misused.
Be it our own Free Choice or any body's else.
I think that someone observing us from above, will only see a crazy irrational consume driven bunch of highly destructive beings, having faith in ugly
obsoletes and over expensive plastic toxic gadgets, ignorant to their own and every thing's else nature.
The observer will see beings that are very braves to beat down the weak, quick to point the finger to the small misdeeds common in their society, but
afraid and reluctant to look up for the crimes committed by the bigger ones up in the hierarchy.
The observer will have a hard time, trying to understand why we keep up with the current insane vanity trend.
Our high tech society will probably be viewed as a huge Global Self Destructing Bullies Making Machine, full of talented and short sighted drones that
fail to understand the meaning and the usefulness of the right Free Choice.
In our modern way of living, many young adults often see the world of the “grown ups” as a free pass to many liberties that have been out there
for many but out of the reach for too long.
A few kids see the many acts of the “grown up” as a conspiracy against them, a conspiracy to perpetuate bad habits (behaviors) and they try to
give their contribution for the improvement of the society they live in. In this case, most of the time, they have to go against all the norms of the
As bad as the case of “keys of Dads car” may be, we can easily point out at worse cases perpetrated by doctors, lawyers, teachers, bankers,
politicians or anybody else that adapt their position in the framework just too well. Just because they can, and it is in the framework of the society
they live in. Perfectly legal.
This Kids are just learning how to deal with our deeply flawed and skewed frameworks.
The logical approach should be a lead by good example, openness and mutual understanding.
What we have here is a conflict of misguided and natural Free Choices.
We should never try to ELIMINATE the power of Free Choice, because young adults could teach a bunch of a lot to the real adults. They form a big part
of the very needed evolution process of this very same framework you're talking about.
I can tell you the case of a family father that was chemical engineer working for a big petrochemical multinational company in a small and beautiful
mountain town. The engineer was a very nice and loving father, respected and admired for his knowledge and integrity.
However, his eleven years son had a completely different opinion about him.
He knew that his father used to brag about how easy was to him, to convince the environmental officers that the factory he worked for, was...
“just spilling hot water” on the river (that crossed the town).
As a matter of facts, the respected and efficient “Eichmanns” (the engineer and the environmental officers) knew very well that what they were
allowing to be poured in the waters was indeed highly toxic pollutants. But in the so called framework of the “social laws” it was seen as a
For the kid it was crime. A crime against him, the environment, the people that would suffer the health consequences of this act, and a crime against
future generations that will have to live with the mess this generation will left behind. This kid had a hard time but never gave up his free
The same goes to the daughter of a med doctor, that found unethical for her father to go to a “payed holiday workshop” in Mubarak's Egypt. All
financed by a big pharmaceutical company to promote drugs that would be used for the exclusive purpose of making more money to the company, regardless
of the known consequences for the patients he was supposed to treat.
Or the similar case of the university professor of sociology with a psychopath agenda...
All of this is in and out of the Framework of the Social Laws and Rules which we spend our lives, we should be able to embrace or at least welcome
free choice as a gift that can always be openly discussed.
Free choice will never be eliminated, every living being has it. That's our most precious possession. One can only oppress it for some time, but not
forever , it's well worth of dying for.
It's not insanity my friend. Good Free Choice is the real knowing of the Self.
it's a never ending process.
Long life to FREE CHOICE!