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the great escape

a: i just realized that human beings are prisoners of imaginary prisons — they believe they have no freedom but they do — all they have to do is realize that

b: you’re right.  shut up!  if they ever find that out they will go nuts

a:that idea is your prison

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4 thoughts on “the great escape

  1. Mikey says:

    What’s the big deal about freedom? Everyone’s so keen on freedom. What gives? Sometimes people behave like freedom is not so great – like the way we treat children – but no one really admits it because you can’t say a word against freedom. But really, has anyone ever come up with a reason why we like it so much?

      • Mikey says:

        No, that’s not it. I mean, it is but there’s more. You’ve made it sound like the opposite of freedom is bad prison, but the opposite is just prison. What if it’s a lovely prison? You could rephrase your comment like this: If you’re free then you’ll do stuff you want to do even if it’s bad for you.

        The best free choices are the ones where you choose your cage wisely.

      • I have more incentive to do what’s good for me and more intimate knowledge of what it is that’s good for me than a jailer. And even a wise good jailer might die and leave his keys to someone else who might not be so wise and good.

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