Welcome to our beautiful Paradise with our Big House!
Here, we roam freely, provided we do not transgress against the rules. We can do whatever we want, provided we do not trample another’s rights.
Here, we are the masters with many servants. We hire them to provide services we do not want to do ourselves.
However, here too, our servants do all the business of tending the household. We give them the money to spend, provided they inform us where they will spend them. We trust them with the purse of the house.
When there are missing funds, we get angry. We shout at them and blame them for their inefficiencies and carelessness. But we do not fire them: we are patient that they will mend their ways.
We are so dependent on them that even the rules of the house are their job to think of and enact. Often, they write them vague, professing that regulations are for our benefit and advantage..
After a long time, alas, we the masters follow the servants’ orders with fear and fervor to boot.
Is there something wrong with us?