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David Taylor, 20 Feb '13

As a race we are born into chains. We can never see them, never feel them, but they are there all the same. They are the bindings that press us into lives fraught with pressure and greed, and hold us caged into a society that looks only to subjugate us as the seconds pass into days and the days into long stretches of seemingly jovial years.

They are the chains of money and industry; economic bonds that enslave a person as surely as iron manacles inhibit the actions of a prisoner. They are chains that we can never break, held aloft by rules so dear that they can never be sloughed away. They are chains that buy a life - one that offers the noble pretence of freedom and choice - but it is a merely a falsehood that comes at too dear a price. We only live once, and we do so as slaves.

Know that freedom is merely a myth; an illusion of grandeur that we all perceive and all strive towards.

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  • David Taylor said...

    Hi everyone! This burrst is a bit dark and cynical, but I hope you all enjoy reading it :)

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • Jonathan Stevens said...

    Very bleak! I particularly like this line 'We only live once, and we do so as slaves'. Very quote-worthy! :)

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • David Taylor said...

    Thanks @Jonathan Stevens :) I know it's a bit dark and I don't really know where the idea came from really, but I enjoyed writing it! You might not guess by reading this, but I'm a actually quite an optimistic person lol!

    • Posted 6 years ago
  • Jonathan Stevens said...

    @David Taylor Dark is good! It's good to experiment and mix things up now and again!

    • Posted 6 years ago