It is this call to agency, to choose for the good, that lies at the heart of what it means to be human; and yet, rather than being grateful towards the forces that make this possible, I somehow disdain the bad.
In order for me to begin to decide what to obey, already I must begin to understand my inner slavery, which is entirely unconscious.
Bonus feature: My friend Richard Hodge's recently posted reflections on the organ Kundabuffer. This fine piece, originally in two parts, is an in-depth examination of several questions on the matter, both reverent and irreverent.
Last week, Richard and I exchanged further on his original piece, and he includes a third section expounding some of the valuable additional materials he brought to our exchange.