A man chooses. A slave obeys. - Andrew Ryan, Bioshock
To obey or to choose? The flow of life is determined between those two acts. The populace of the world functions between those two acts
Obedience is an act which treats the population as a mechanical circuit. To follow the rules is to repeat the same function over and over again without changing. The rigidity of obedience withers the act of choice and entrances us to repeating a single function. And as the rigidity coming from a force of authority strengthens we get stuck making the same repetitive choice over and over again.
Choice is the purest form of life in one's mind and hea