THE KEY TO FREEDOM
I believe we are free.
It is a reality.
These people don't know it. The keys to their own freedom lie everywhere. The same for the teacher.
Unfortunately, they are a part of a system that supports oppression but they can't see it.
There is formal freedom and actual freedom.
Formal freedom is when we are permitted to make choices within a given system or ideology.
Actual freedom is when we question the very structure that grants us formal freedom to the point of undermining its power over us altogether.
Perhaps, like me, you became tired of operating within the system, constantly tweaking and reinventing and renovating it and constantly shifting yourself to comfortably fit in it.
You eventually realised that we've already been doing that forever without any substantial change.
Perhaps, like me, you realised that you wanted real freedom, authentic freedom, actual freedom, and that the only way to do that was to throw the whole system into question by leaving it.
Perhaps, like me, your departure from the system was a testimony to your family, friends, and the system, that you believe it had failed and would continue failing to create the culture of actual freedom.
We are free!