Freedom is scaffolding

We err when we consider ideas, like freedom, as rights inherent to the species; we should think of them as scaffolding.

Freedom is built to lift us out of the filth and normalized through familiarity and cultural pressure.

To forget how the “right” arrived (i.e., to think they are immanent to the individual) is to allow ourselves to become passive in their upkeep. Once tolerant, we are easily determined (guided). While assuming we have freedom (because it is constitutive to ourselves), we perpetuate unfreedom: kicking out the scaffolding because we forgot why it was there.

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