On Freedom and Responsibility

It happens to people. Really. Somehow they don’t realize that themselves are the problem they’re trying to solve

Meditationes Vitae Christianae

Human beings always yearn for freedom,
yet when we receive freedom,
we are proven to be incapable to use it responsibly,
because freedom brings with it the burden of responsibility.

Oh, what a wretched creature I am:
longing for something that I cannot bear!

When G. K. Chesterton was asked, “What is wrong with the world?”
He answered, “I am.”

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