The rebel faces a unique conundrum. There is a society that he needs to live in. Unless he runs off to a mountain somewhere, he will need to interact with people, with the government, with his friends and so on.

If the rebel gets on a plane and moves to a new place; there lays a new society, once again. The predicament of the rebel is tremendously uplifting. He can uproot himself and find a new society.

But with each society he encounters, he faces new–and similar–issues.

Each and every moment, he is faced with new problems because every society is fixated on its own way of doing things.

This is always based on what is right and what is wrong; what is good and what is bad; and what must be done and what mustn’t be done.

The rebel, however, cannot go along with the status quo.

He has already experienced, first-hand, the different status quo that each society claims is the absolute truth.

The rebel has realised that he cannot be fixated on any false ideal.

The rebel has to hear and follow his own still and small voice.

It is this still and small voice that creates change–a way of being that is much spoken about, but never truly ever achieved; except by the few.

If you love freedom, you will be ready to accept the responsibilities that will make you free.

We learn through being responsible; for ourselves, for our thoughts and for our way of being.

A duty is something done reluctantly and forcibly, as part of your unspoken need for enslavement.

Duty to your society, duty to your elders, duty to your spouse, duty to your children—they are not responsibilities.

You can drop them at any moment. It does not make you a bad person. If it is causing you suffering, then you can simply let go.

It is by letting go that the rebel expands and grows. He knows who he is not.

With that knowledge firmly in his grasp, he now knows who he needs to become.

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