“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
This quote came to my mind tonight. Though I am not to face these extreme conditions, this is what I want to say to everyone who wants to change me, save me and set limits and rules for me to live by. Sometimes emotional distress is stronger than physical distress. Minds can’t be brought back to their original size once expanded. You can’t “not know” what you already know. That means it’s impossible to go back to a previous belief once you have systematically deconstructed the old belief and realized it’s flaws. Personal relationships and life as a whole would be so much better if people let go of their desperate attempts to keep control. Simply, the mind can’t be put back into a box once it has seen the freedom of the outside.