Question from the Internet:
“Would you agree that freedom doesn’t exist if I refused to have freedom and serve society?”
I think it is the opposite.
If I willingly give up my — illusiory — personal freedom, instinctive self-service self-justification and self-protection, and commit to serve others, society unconditionally, I gain the greatest, ultimate freedom in reality.
If such an arrangement is practiced in a unique, closed, methodical, mutually supportive, mutually complementing environment, each member of that society will be liberated from thinking, worrying about themselves.
This would tear people away from the inherently distorted, limited perception of reality that is egocentric, subjective, locking us into a system bounded by the coordinates of time, space and motion. It allows us to freely roam reality infinitely, in a timeless fashion through the desires, thoughts and viewpoints of others.
This is the greatest and only freedom we can achieve.
Even if we knowingly, openly serve our inherently selfish egos all the time — as we are trying to live these days — we are not free. We are the servants of the ego, while we also live in a society - due to our inevitable interconnections, interdependence - where we are also reluctantly, but inevitable enslaved to each other — regardless of our social, power or wealth status.
The only real freedom, independence we can achieve in life is liberation from our own selfish egos — and that can open up a completely new, presently unimaginable dimension of existence for us, like escaping from a closed, dark prison cell to an open, beautiful world without limits.
And while this notion goes completely against our instinctive logic, against our upbringing, education, societal influence, we have to ability and the necessary method to realistically acquire it and enjoy it.