The struggle for freedom and the struggle after freedom, A Human Strategy. Matt Berry, aphorism 307


The struggle for freedom and the struggle after freedom is won are so dissimilar as to make a man feel he was mistaken to seek freedom in the first place.  When faced with “What was it that I really wanted?”  he can no longer explain his frustration, except to say that he no longer seems to have needed so much ... only this next thing that is withheld from him, the acquisition of which will teach him the same lesson again: he does not need this either.  Freedom is not a real goal, but the misunderstanding reduces him toward sufficiency.  He becomes a concentrated force.

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