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The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered: "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
Is freedom something we find "in the end"?Is it? Isn't progression an eternal principle? If so, then aren't we always going to live in the cycle of learning to make choices...giving up one thing for another? Our only freedom is choice... and that is something that we already have.