Freedom is not freedom to do this or that. It’s freedom from something.
When a man says, “I think,” that’s typically not what is happening. It’s more likely that he is being thought, that the culture is cuing him up and telling him what to say.
Man’s principal confinements are habit and memory.
There are habits of the head, the heart and the body. Of these three centres of intelligence, the body is the most difficult to de-condition. It’s where memories congeal. And where pain is.
It’s not a mistake to make a mistake—unless, of course, it’s repeated. Our experiences don’t bring us to the mat; repetition does.