Shopping For Freedom

Walking around the supermarket, I sometimes get the feeling that it’s actually a sort of prison.

This was perhaps recently enhanced by they pronounced corralling and viral security protocol, but no doubt it existed before.

Full of tens of thousands of food choices, yes, but what choices? Made by whom?

Certainly our ancestors would feel out of place here.

What must it feel like to go out and hunt for, or gather, your own food?

Sadly this is something that many will never know.

This is just one modern example; there are many others.

It’s important to note that we create these ‘prisons’ for ourselves. On at least some level, we desire them. For the most part, they are not imposed on us by some evil villain operating against us, without any compliance from us.

It’s part of a bargain we make for ease and convenience.

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