I’ve been musing today about the battle between the quest for freedom and our human tendencies to be controlling.
In religion…we form organizations…and kill off relationships because it is in the nature of organizations to protect the systems that keep it alive.
In education…we put a scope and sequence in place, create an artificial environment for learning….and kill off curiosity and ingenuity.
In the workforce…we place efficiency and “the bottom line” as the ultimate goal…and destroy the artistry of the individual. (And demoralize them as well.)
As I watch these things and grow more aware of our society that demands conformity and obeisance to the insanity…the more jealous I grow of freedom. For myself and especially my children as I don’t see this battle dying down anytime soon. If anything, it’s accelerating.
I think the key to freedom is to first get in touch with who you are: Who did God make you to be? What are your dreams, values and passions?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. What do you think?