"We were born free and we create our own prisons as we grow" (from one of the authors in Red Room). This line caught my attention and made me stop and think about it. It does make a lot of sense. In friendship, we feel the flow of thoughts, as free as it slowly becomes a strong foundation. When we are confronted with problems, the moment we see our friends, we feel as though we`re free from it. How can a strong friendship be broken when it`s full of freedom and yet people say that when you`re free you will be happy? As I reach the age of 27, I have lost quite a few friends, those kinds whom I never really expected. When we create the prison of greed, of pride, of pretense, then we lose the balance of such foundation that was built for years.
In love, we have the freedom to express the feelings we have for the other person, the freedom to go around wherever holding hands, not minding other people and just be caught in the web of a happy feeling being together. Jail bars are slowly created as you get to know each other and long for its presence. The bars of jealousy, bars of insecurity, and bars of distrust are slowly developed as you go along.
How can we possibly be free of the prisons we built without letting go of the happiness inside it at the same time? Life is full of options and as they say it is all but a matter of choice; the choice to take the risk of getting hurt and yet feel unexplainable happiness. When we reach the ultimate maturity level, it is then we get to realize that there is so much more than you, that the prison we slowly build can give us happiness and freedom at the same time. All we just have to do is to take life as it is, be thankful for what we have and savor each moment that we are in jail. Anyways, it`s you and the person you love that are both in it and the love you have for each other gives you the prison of love, of freedom.
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