We say we want freedom but our actions show the opposite

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There is a strange mystery in life. We often say exactly the opposite of what we do. Either we are unaware of what is going on inside of us, or we are hypocrites.

Online people say they want freedom but their actions show the opposite. Let’s not talk about someone that I don’t have details about lets use me as an example. I wanted to be free of an oppressive religious environment, and to avoid that I got trapped up in a new oppressive religious environment! Crazy!

I have friends who tell me they want something but then their actions show the opposite. I have one friend who wants to have a prosperous future but then buys useless junk. When I ask them about it they talk about a dream of using it while admitting that they will probably never use it. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Listen I understand that society says that we can have white lies. Everyone “tells the truth” *winkwink* The problem here is that when you lie to yourself you stop yourself from being happy and content. One of my favorite quotes is this: “Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains.” I often think about this.

It is only by stripping away the things that chain us that we can have freedom. I don’t understand why people don’t do the hard work to be free. Instead of growing and becoming happier, people try to hide from reality and the truth. Reality has always been kinder than any belief or fantasy that I have been taught. Most people are good and willing to help.

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Look at yourself the next time something you do doesn’t work out like you hope. Be brutally honest. Did anything you do help contribute to the situation? If yes, then STOP doing it!