"You can make a cage look as beautiful as ones abilities and skills allow. You can add the finest of trinkets and toys within the walls the solid bars create, but it will always be a cage.
Freedom cannot be found within."
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My deepest admiration goes to Thomas Edison, Florence Nightingale, Leonardo Da Vinci, Bach, Joan of Arc, and all other influential people who craved the freedom to be and took it even when it involved a hardy price. But it allowed them to flourish!
There's so much to learn! So much to discover! It's impossible to learn it all in one lifetime. Fortunately, as Louis Lamour says, "It is often said that one has but one life to live, but that is nonsense. For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time."
From what I've observed, such life changing evolution isn't possible from behind cold walls and scribbled on desks.