Gathering Minds

Johnny Appleseed

Some say that our freedom comes from thoughts, that in order to be ‘free’ we must envision ourselves in chains. It’s true, no thoughts of freedom can insubstantiate1 unless and until we take on the mantle of subjugation. You can’t leave New York for Chicago if New York doesn’t exist. Besides the grass always being greener just beyond the neighbor’s fence-line it can become quite easy, when we train ourselves thus, to whack ourselves out of balance. Don’t you remember from where you started from?

Only you can place yourself.

I’m going to let that sink in for a bit…


  1. This is kind of a crazy word to define, that being in relation to current socially accepted ‘standards’. In looking up a definition for instantiate I thought this was a good starting point:

    transitive verb: to represent (an abstraction) by a concrete instance.

    I like that definition and it’s a good starting point to figure out a meaning.