…create a common existence. They create a more certain future, reducing the chaos of an individually interpretive society. But, they come with a price…a common existence, and perhaps one we might not choose if it were up to us. Boundaries then, for the most part, aren’t for us. They’re for the others, the collective us. We give up freedom of choice for the benefit of making others comfortable.
The freedom to act how we choose, through the filters and lenses we use to see the world, is a selfish act. Offering up some of this freedom to others is selfless, a gift, and the price of being individual, of being both human and humane. The generosity of restriction might be the highest form of care. Choose both freedoms and boundaries wisely.