How egotistical is it to believe that one of the 8.7 million species on earth can *own* a part of the planet we all share? Even worse, only *some* of us humans will ever “own” land. And even when we are lucky enough to be handed a deed (after decades of loan payments, in most cases), we must pay taxes for the land we supposedly “own”. In which case, is it really ours? Or are we simply renting it directly from our government at that point?
I do not wish to own land. I wish to live in harmony with nature, caring for the plants and animals in order to maintain a symbiotic relationship with all things. But that’s not possible, is it? Every inch of land on this planet has someone claiming ownership of it.
So my question is… how free are we, really? If freedom means we are “allowed” to do what we choose, but only within the system put in place by a select few… is that really freedom? I say no. You are not free. I am not free. We are all slaves. This is the matrix we must all unplug ourselves from.