We’re less free than we think.

We’re creatures of habit, with paradigmatically pre-fabricated attitudes, deeply pre-constructed preferences, subliminally influenced inclinations, socially conditioned choices, and systemically structured first impressions and reflexes.

And we’re more free than we know.

At any given moment, capable of … something else; open to pausing, noticing, wondering, asking, deviating, breaking the pattern …

How to evaluate this is not obvious.

Which habits are we creatures of? What’s the something else?

a woman and dragon by a tree against a night sky