A very timely post, indeed. I often suffer from this, and one of my resolutions is to break free from negative cyclical patterns.

I haven’t really thought of it like a cage, but it’s a fitting description. I saw it more as being tied to the messed up social system that surrounds us. There are plenty of messages calling out to you to surrender to negative impulses. Many of the people I see in public display it proudly. They have no idea their lives are caged. They think they are living free.

I often think that those who can truly see that culture is what we make it, have a responsibility to help create a better one. Perhaps that is me being selfish, wanting this new world to come tomorrow. But why wait?