Freedom

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I’ve been thinking about options this week and trying to reach a decision. Then I heard  this little story …

The little bird had been in the cage for a very long time. It would sit on it’s perch and look through the window to the great outside world beyond.

It would gaze in awe at the birds flying free outside and wonder how it felt to spread your wings and soar.
 Sometimes another bird would rest on the sill outside and their eyes would meet. Then the outside bird would fly away and the little caged bird would feel more trapped than ever.
 But early one morning an opportunity came – the cage door was left ajar and the little bird could see that the window was open too.

His little heart pounded – this was his chance.
 He thought about how wonderful it would be to fly freely and as high as he wanted to go. He thought about resting on a branch and singing to his hearts content. He wondered what the earth would look like from high above and what it would feel like to soar.
He thought about all these things for a very long time and his excitement grew. He thought about these things until the sun set and the moon came up. He could see her outside the window. Oh how she beckoned him.
 And just as he thought about answering her call the cage door was closed again. The owner had returned.

The protaganist

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In any library or book shop the books are divided into sections.The main division is between fiction and non-fiction, although really when you think about it, there’s no hard and fast difference between the two.

Because if it’s true that writers mostly write about what they know, then it follows that there’ll be a fair amount of subjective fact to be found in any fictional book. And non-fictional work, being open to individual interpretation is also often a matter of context, opinion and personal experience.

Even the most precise of scientific theories can only be classified as fact until such time as the next paradigm shift rears it’s revolutionary head.

This makes it easy for us to head towards our preferred reading matter and most people do have a preference for one or more type of book. Those of us who prefer to watch a movie are also usually drawn to some genres more than others, be it action or period drama, romance or thriller, fantasy or science fiction.

And you might think it’s just a matter of taste and there’s no real significance to the types of stories we gravitate towards. However research suggests there’s much more to it than that.

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