(Alice’s elusive garden, a gated variant in Victoria–a symbolic id dream of desirable freedom and possible beauty)
Another very basic paradigm one has to be conscious of at whatever stage of one’s life.
The Big Question is “Who has the power and/or control in whatever context or process you are currently experiencing?”
Other corollary questions are: “What are the ends, agendas, or purposes of this power and control?” “How much does the power and control of others over one inhibit, restrict, and otherwise limit one’s ownlife (Orwell’s most important term/concept in 1984) and potential freedom?” “What are my possible choices in the here-and-now?”
*If major goals in life are maximal freedom, liberation and autonomy, then these are the questions which an individual must ask and answer him/herself.*