78. If he doesn't play ball

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When we play ball, we agree to accept certain rules and so, we limit our freedom. We must recognize that our liberty will only be possible if it can coexist with the liberty of the community we are living in.

While times are changing at a lightning-fast pace, new rules exact inexorable adjustments, in line with our encounters, consistent with our experiences, and in step with our needs. If they appear, however, to be incompatible with our inner self, they may raise a hell of a war in our mind and compel us to take to the hills.

If people refuse to play ball, they may be reproved as marginal and rejected as social outcasts.

Why some people feel more comfortable in the "margin" of society, may simply be that it imparts them more breathing space, shores up their identity, embodies a gateway to self-determination, and confers them a sense of sovereignty, allowing more time for stressless apprehension and thoughtful reflection.

Why some people feel more comfortable in the "margin" of society, may simply be that it imparts them more breathing space, shores up their identity, embodies a gateway to self-determination, and confers them a sense of sovereignty, allowing more t...

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