Freedom, while positive in connotation, in extreme is neither comfortable nor productive. Cases in point are prisoners and babies. Neither are the preferred state for any society for sustainable operation.
Guarding against the extremes, freedom is checked by the concept of self which acts as a governor that “normalizes” us. This balancing act of overcoming and checking oneself becomes a perpetual part of human drama.
Speaking of human drama, Washington DC has its fill this week. Whether you are a political junkie, activist, or innocent bystander, there is no escape from the media frenzy. More reason for me to run and be closer to Mother Nature.
Have a nice week.