True freedom requires sacrifice and pain. Most human beings only think they want freedom. The truth is they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism. The only freedom man really wants is to be comfortable.
The night Naz was arrested, he lost a lot. He lost his freedom to return home to his family, to his school, to his night job that helps pay for that school. But what he didn’t lose, and what none of us can lose, were his Constitutional rights to an attorney, to a fair and impartial trial by you, his peers, and to the presumption of his innocence beyond a reasonable doubt.
Something that is truly free would need to be able to question its fundamental drives, to change them.
People in places like this will tell you the trash on the highway shoulder is all there is, and you should chase after that trash as it blows in the filthy wind, and they will try to make you one of them. They’ll say, “Oh, there’s no such thing as standards anymore,” and they will call that freedom. But it’s their freedom to make you trash, their trash. So they can use you, and own you, and throw you away.[to Joy]