Understand yourself and you will understand the universe!!
When you look around and try to understand freedom, it’s like a never finding answer to some never-ending questions.
Freedom is like washing your teeth. You need it, you deserve it, you enjoy the consequences of it, you smell it and have to do it, only because you have been taught to practice it every day.
Imagine waking up in the morning and being banned to enter into the bathroom and use your toothpaste. first time, definitely you are annoyed. Second time you get more annoyed and you start to react. Third time you look for somebody to put the blame on. Then you get used to it. It is just another freedom that you have been forbidden to have. and then…you are not free anymore.
Another part would be related to yourself. How many things you can say about you? your passions, your desires, your hobbies…what do you want over the next five years. The definition of “you” is practically the most difficult definitions I ever experienced, probably because in this case, you can look at your neighbor, at your friends, but it’s not about them. It’s about you.
Notwithstanding the difficulty of doing it, you can define yourself as intelligent as you want, as severe, as charismatic or as brave as you want yourself to be like. It’s not always about forecasting your future. It can be about motivating yourself to a change and that’s because you have the freedom to do it.
I have always asked myself why a man loves himself more than anything in this world, but puts more importance on the opinions of others? On the other hand, we cannot define ourselves; we must let this job in the hands of others. What we can do is to understand ourselves, “understand yourself and you will understand the universe”.