That is why mindfulness of consumption is especially important. It goes together with the practice of transformation.
“Freedom” should be understood in such a way that it can protect us, our family, and society. We are not free to kill. We are not free to poison people with toxic products.
We must be responsible to and for our society.
If we feel that we are free to produce the kind of items that bring toxins, violence come in, creeping into the body and consciousness of people, especially the younger generation, then we are destroying our collective body and consciousness, and we are destroying the future.
We are free to act, and some people are unsure where that line ends. We act based on our cravings. We want power, wealth, fame. These desires can cause us to neglect our responsibility to sustain the well-being of our communities.
That is why true freedom goes together with responsibility. It is their sense of responsibility that will protect us and protect our freedom.