Friday, September 9, 2011
Freedom Is Not Safe
Here are two canaries.
The first one is safe and secure.
It's food is brought to it.
It's cage is cleaned every other day.
It is given fresh water.
The cat can't get near it.
As long as it pleases its master,
it has two square feet of worry free living.
The second canary lives on its own.
It must fend for itself.
It must find its own food and water.
It must protect itself from predators.
Its life is much harder, with no guarantees.
It only has the whole world to fly in.
Open the cage and a window and the wild canary is unlikely to fly into the cage.
The "safe" canary will probably fly out the window never to be seen again.
The price of safety in this world is often the loss of freedom
If one wishes to be free then expect risks.
But you will have the whole world to potentially fly in.