One of the many paradoxes of human life is that people always tell you that the best way for changing the world is to change yourself. They want you to change yourself. They won’t ever change themselves. Moreover, they will meddle with your life so much that you will have to change yourself in some ways at least: otherwise they won’t let you survive.
|When I changed myself using a software|
Actually, it’s not that people don’t want you to survive. They are not really bothered about you at all. They are bothered about themselves. You are just a stumbling block in their way. So they want you to change: move yourself from their way so that they can get on.
Philosopher-writer Jean-Paul Sartre famously said that “Hell is other people.” Our freedom is curtailed by other people, their demands. Freedom is all about making choices. Can I make choices without giving due regard to other people, their likes and dislikes, demands and proclivities...?
Their likes and dislikes and so on are the restrictions on my freedom. I don’t like those restrictions, obviously. The world becomes a less happy place for me, a sort of hell. Hence I exhort the other people, “If you want to change the world (which you are converting into a hell for me), change yourself.” Change your likes and dislikes so that they don’t impinge on my likes and dislikes so much.
It’s a nice game, in fact: the game of changes.