Daca toti oamenii ar fi la puscarie, lumea ar fi mai fericita
Posted by Adi pe Octombrie 21, 2010
In striking contrast to the skill of resisting impulse, today the ability to act on impulse is celebrated as the proof of “freedom”. Indeed, total obedience to one’s impulses (“I do what I want when I want the way I want”) is portrayed by many as liberating. But is it liberating to be controlled by one’s impulses? Not at all. In fact, it’s binding, not liberating. Because the more we obey our impulses, the more they control us and take away our freedom to make intelligent choices.