September 30, 2019


What is freedom?

  • Agency – being able to make a ‘me-shaped’ dent in the universe.
  • Mastery – having the chance and the means to learn new skills.
  • Autonomy – being free to choose how we make our dent.

That isn’t all we want as humans though.   We also crave Purpose – to be doing this for something bigger than ourselves; and Community – to be doing it with like-minded people.  And within that community, we also seek Status – to find our place and have others know it.

Gangs, drug rings and terrorist organisations provide these things in spades.

So could work, if we designed it to.