Everyone wants freedom.
But freedom itself is meaningless.
We become happier in the absence of freedom. When we have self-imposed constraints and limitations. When we have routines and habits. When we liberate ourselves from the mental burden of trying to understand where to go next and rely on our calendars' predictability.
Paradoxically, we achieve everything we wished to achieve with freedom by not being free.
The key to internal freedom, it turns out, is not the absence of limitations – it’s the freedom to pick our limitations. What to eat. Whom to date. What to wear. How and when and how much to work.
It almost doesn’t matter what we choose as long as we do – and it’s us who do it.
Only then can we let go and simply be… And that’s freedom.