Some people say that we are basically free and that we just have to realize this fact to be free.
I disagree. To me this is just a philosophical concept. In our reality as social animals we are caged by our culture and its (collective) beliefs. The belief that we are more than just mammals, that we are the pinnacle of evolution and the king of all animals and thus the heirs of our planet and all that lives on it.
These and many other beliefs keep us caught up in behavioral patterns which are harmful to us and our planet instead of helping us realize our full potential as man. Behavioral patterns that will ultimately destroy us, our planet and especially our culture.
However I do see a positive side to our self proclaimed role as masters of the earth. We do have the power, unlike any other species, to decide what will happen to us and our planet.
But our patterns only change if our collective beliefs change. Our collective beliefs only change when they have lost grip on us. They only lose grip on us when they are replaced with different beliefs that become our new collective beliefs.belief, evolution, freedom, illusion, monkeys, prison