Once upon a time there was a wild chicken.
It lived in a wild bush among other wild animals.
One day it was caught and put in a cage.
It had a certain value ⁠— an ability to lay eggs.
It was kept in the cage for as long as this value remained.
One day someone said it was cruel to keep a living being in a cage.
Thus, a free-range chicken was born.
Although the cage did not disappear: it was simply enlarged so that no chicken could see the bars.
This helped chicken to lay more eggs.
Be more valuable, so to speak.
If a chicken became sick it was given treatment.
If a chicken wanted to break free it was laughed at and scorned by its peers.
If a chicken acted inadequately it was taken away.
A free-range chicken completely forgot that once it was a wild chicken.
And it didn’t quite care ⁠— it was happy in its bigger cage.

Once upon a time there was a wild man.
It lived in a wild bush among other wild animals.
One day it was caught and put in a cage.
It had a value ⁠— an ability to produce energy.
It was kept in the cage for as long as this value remained.
One day someone said it was cruel to keep a living being in a cage.
Thus, a free-range man was born.
Although the cage did not disappear: it was simply enlarged so that no man could see the bars.
This helped man to produce more energy.
Be more valuable, so to speak.
If a man became sick it was given treatment.
If a man wanted to break free it was laughed at and scorned by its peers.
If a man acted inadequately it was taken away.
A free-range man completely forgot that once it was a wild man.
And it didn’t quite care ⁠— it was happy in its bigger cage.

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2 thoughts on “ A free-range man ”

  1. Why the free-range man wanted to become a free man? How his freedom was limited? How he knew he is no free?

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