Modern economics has been marketed to the masses under the guise of freedom. But following my self-interest is not freedom. It is following the basest of my instincts! I admit that I am selfish. I am perhaps the greediest person alive.
But am I truly free when I am selfish and greedy? No, I feel like I live in a prison of my own making. I am not free.
Something inside me makes me want to be free. And sometimes I feel very deeply the following:
Freedom consists in following the highest of my instincts.
Do you think self-interest is the most we can hope from human beings? Is greed the most we can hope for? I do not think so.
And if the most selfish and greedy person in the world (that I undoubtedly am) feels in his bones that he can be more than he is, is that not a sign that true freedom is possible?
The answer is, yes!
But we must give up on modern economics before true freedom can become a reality.
Posted by Abhay Burjor Ghiara at 5/28/2015