Metaphor, Symbolism, and the Philosophy of the Alchemical Elite
"I really wanted to believe that everyone wanted freedom and autonomy..."
Realizing that it's really a minority of the population that values freedom/autonomy, etc is a hard pill to swallow. But, in my opinion, once we realize that, we can then actually work to do something if that makes sense. We can seek out those who agree with us, learn to ignore the masses that don't fight for anything or anyone. Stop trying to save people from themselves and move on with our lives. I've found (for me anyway) that true freedom is the freedom we make for ourselves and we secure that freedom by being willing to remove ourselves from the sheep herd and it's false shepherds to the greatest extent possible.
Looking forward to part 3!