Sunday, February 11, 2018

about freedom

The herd of bonsai folks are doing what they know to be 'right'. They ignore the freedom which is right there.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like that!

Peter Bone said...

In the photo there is clearly a fence, but I can agree with your sentiment.

Duncan Kwitkor said...

There is no fence but there is a gate

Anonymous said...

There is a fence. You just can’t see it.

Let’s think about that lesson. Actually, I see two lessons.
1) Don’t believe everything you read on the internet — especially captions for memes.
2) Just becuase you can’t see the contraints on another’s actions does not mean that they don’t exist.

Now, how do I know that there’s a fence. Well, first, it is pretty obvious, in an occom’s razor sort of way. So, that prompted me to look up this photo. I googled the caption. And that took me to snopes, the internet’s greatest debunkers.

https://www.snopes.com/sheep-walking-through-gate/

Not only do they confirm that there is a fense, they even provide alternative photos of the same site. Yes. There’s a fence.

Where does this leave us? Well, I would suggest that rather demonstrating that thinking a trap or problem, this photo & caption/meme demonstrates that critical thinking and basic research skills (thanks google!) can free us from the trap of believing everything that anyone tells us.

Walter Pall said...

The real fence does not matter. It is about the fence in our minds. Just imagine that there is no fence. And you are free.