At some point in our life, each one of us aspires to be free from all kinds of shackles. We imagine ourselves in that freedom, that we'll be blissful, happy and fulfilled. We'll be leading a life of meaning and purpose. This is not necessarily freedom from the people around us but how and what we feel in the present moment. As the British Novelist, Iris Murdoch said, "Man is a creature who makes pictures of himself and then comes to resemble the picture."

We are forever doing one thing or the other to remain relevant in this . . .

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