The Southpaw Podcast

The Chains Of Reality

November 29, 2021 Jacob
The Southpaw Podcast
The Chains Of Reality
Show Notes

One of the most famous thinkers of all time is the French philosopher Jean Jacque Rousseau. One of his most famous quotes is “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains”. Just think about it. People come into this world and are thrust into all sorts of expectations, duties, norms etc. Does it really have to be that way? A later french thinker, Jean-Paul Sartre, expanded on this idea with his notion that our existence precedes our essence. In other words that we, as a free human being, just by existing precede any sort of essential characteristic given to us by society. The idea is that we are born free with a blank canvas before us and it is ours to paint however we want. It’s the classic romantic picture of the free human spirit!

But is man really born free? 

Interested in more content? Check out...

Website: www.TheSouthpawBlog.com

Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1478647

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4U9p0U4i0orZRn2mq6imeA

Facebook Forum: www.facebook.com/groups/745607995904826