Friday, June 4, 2010
"Once enslaved, few want to burst our from under the leaking roof of the slave hut to freedom and stumble in the cold dark night alone. In the back part of our hearts, we equate freedom with terror. To be free leaves us isolated from the other slaves. Better that we rage until we are palsied, point and squall and wail at fate, shake our fists at God, blame the politicians, blame anybody, everything, because to become free demands that we take responsibility for our bondage. No, we do not want freedom. We were born in slavery. It is too frightening outside the slave hut. We want, instead, a more comfortable slavery, gilded with bountiful excuses for our servitude."
Gerry Spence from his book Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: An Owner's Manual for Life