It is easy to be misled to think That freedom is entitlement to obtain Whatever we want, when we want it, Be it pleasing or wasteful or vain. Yes, we’ve been given free will, But that doesn’t mean absence of price For choosing that which is not for our good, For rejecting virtue for vice. For what is the opposite of freedom But the state of being a slave? And how is it we become captives? By being bound to the things that we crave. When those things are not for our good, Then they keep us from being whole.

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