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The alarm rings at 6AM, you swipe unlock on your iPhone 7 and turn off the ear-splitting sound that daunts you to remember your 9-5. You begin to think… Must you continue living life with the absolute fear and resentment to ‘rise and shine,’ to face a world that is so dysfunctional, and relive each day the same as the last because we are all controlled to operate, if not, obey to the order of those who reign supreme through a vote which we call ‘democracy’. The answer is yes. You rise, you shower, you brush, you dress, you eat and you leave. You leave to a job which holds back your dreams, your desires and your happiness. You leave yourself forever clinging to the inevitability that this is all that is, and all that will be. You stand, unable to breathe through the compelling thought of the never-ending debts of life, and the constraining disbelief that you are in fact, free, to do-as-you-please. We understand, that yes, we have the choice of freedom, but how can one be free without an income which is received through a 40-hour week, which pays for the shelter we sleep, the food we devour and the water we bathe and drink. But we are free, unattached, uncommitted and unrestrained to a position we hate, yet… we are not free from poverty. Can we rely on refuge from those we call our family and friends, those we know are continuously living life with the absolute fear and resentment to ‘rise and shine,’ to face a world that is so dysfunctional, and relive each day the same as the last. The answer is no. So, we continue, we obey, we repress and we live… because, after all, hard work is one of the most valuable necessities of life. So valuable, that we may never, in fact, meet the man which employs us, the face that destroys us, and those who underpay us. We are continuously told that we have the rights to our own freedom, but we must learn ourselves that the cost outweighs those right, and therefore, we stand in line and live by the life we believe is a choice. From the moment we are truly able to comprehend any of the world around us, we are thrown into that which is called mandatory Education. In this, we expect a fish to climb a tree the same way that a monkey can. When the truth is, we don’t all function the same. We don’t all function to understand that our lives should be more than ‘rising and shining’ to relive each day the same as the rest. We understand that life should have meaning, that we, a civilization of human beings living in a free world, should, in fact, be free. Free from the restraints of the five days of hell and the two days of freedom. We will forever be programmed to live the life we live until we are able to break free. We create lives, children, families, and homes, with the crippling debts of a mortgage, health care cuts and free school means been a thing of the past. We create a life for another when we, ourselves, cannot make a life without the need to live each day the same as the rest.. .because that’s our survival. And until our fight for true survival ends, we will sleep… the only true redemption from the civilization we call humanity… The alarm rings 6AM, you swipe to unlock on your iPhone 7 and turn off the ear-splitting sound that daunts you to remember your 9-5.