Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn.
Go climb that goddamn mountain…
I will choose my own sky
And how and where I fly
I will make my own road
And near or far I’ll go
I will fight my own battles
And decide if I lost or won
I will sing my own songs
And be soulful or loud
I will speak my mind
And be absurd or astute
I will find my own love
And be chaste or corrupt
I will live my own life
And be man or a bird as free
~ By aahang
Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.
We often hear inexperienced youngsters defining freedom as being able to do what they want.The myth is perpetuated by ads of brands pretending to be selling stuff that liberates you from the shackles of your confinement parents,college,rules,society.I have heard this interpretation of freedom so many times that it is not only cliched but appears to be outright dumb.
The first question that one must ask – freedom to do what ? To drink,smoke,have sex,speed bikes and well that’s it.It’s nothing ! It’s reducing yourself to a silly pygmy.Anyone can do these so what’s the big deal?
That’s why I like Jim Morrison so much.In one of his poems he says :
Lying on stained wretched sheets with a bleeding virgin,you can start a religion or plan a murder.
That’s being able to will and be free from limitations of your own mind.The struggle for freedom is individual and has nothing to do with do’s and dont’s prescribed by the external world.The spirit is free to explore outside the mind,body and intellect – good and bad are just definitions.