We are creatures of emotion; living to maximize positive energy, hits of dopamine.
We know we have the capacity to do better; to do what we want to or aught to do. But, almost simultaneously, we are slaves to a system we cannot control, a system which drains that capacity without diminishing our free will.
We are living out of anticipation; craving the future but not appreciating the present.
We are slaves to a sense of belonging; willing to compromise huge parts of ourselves just to fall in line.
Our whole selves are slaves to a system which we cannot ever hope to understand.
What does that make us?