Positive Liberty

To have positive liberty, he explained, is to take control of one’s own mind; to be liberated from irrational fears and beliefs, from addictions, superstitions and all other forms of self-coercion.
Educated: A Memoir
Photo: Jay Mejo

Kirsi Mutshipule

You are not fool’s gold,
shining only under a particular light.
Whomever you become,
whatever you make yourself into,
that is who you always were.
It was always you.

It may change how others see you,
it may even change how you see yourself
even gold appears dull in some lighting,
but that is the illusion.
And it always was.
-Tara Westover