What is truly free existence?
Question from the Internet:
“What do you think matters most, having a free existence or having well-fed, enjoying, and taken care of life?”
It all depends on what we consider a “free existence”.
If we imagine it as the usual, mostly Western ideology considers, that we are all independent, individual beings that can think, decide and act as they want, this is an illusion created by our inherently egocentric, subjective, individualistic egos.
If we look at how Nature works, how Nature’s laws sustain the balance and homeostasis life and optimal development depends on, how much the whole Natural system — we are also parts of — is fully integrated and interdependent, we can conclude that such individual freedom simply does not exist.
Our desire, sense of “freedom” is the freedom of cancer, holding onto the right to excessively overconsume, to ruthlessly compete and survive and succeed at the expense of others.
In our “modern” society we can clearly see where this illusory individual freedom takes us — towards seemingly inevitable self-destruction.
Our individual freedom is like cells, organs of our biological body would decide that they can survive on their own, without needing the rest of the body. It is not difficult to assume what would happen to them, even to whole body parts, limbs severed from the rest of the body.
We can’t survive on our own, we can’t get our nutrition, necessities on our own, not to mention that all our true pleasures, joy connects us to others, we can never be happy on our own, isolating ourselves from others.
It turns out that the only “freedom” we truly need to pursue is the liberation from our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective, and exploitative egos that make our lives miserable and drive us towards destruction, self-destruction.
This is why we need a unique, purposeful, and practical educational method to teach us, help us practice how to find freedom from the oppressive, destructive egos through special, positive, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing — Nature-like — interconnections we build with each other.