Jail: A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention, especially persons awaiting trial under local jurisdiction.
Consider yourself walking down the street thinking what you should do today. You think about different options that you have, going to eat somewhere, finishing up on your work, going for exercise, meet your parents etc etc. You have some options, then you start filtering out the less important ones from the more necessery ones. Finishing up your work, have to go to the office tommorow. You're answerable to someone. So you weigh out the possibilities and in the end go on to do something that the situation has forced upon you rather than what you want to do yourself.
Life if we look upon it on the whole is a bunch of random actions that we do out of necessity and situation. All the time we are trying to get control over things when things are actually controlling us. Our actions are always marginalized when we think about the outcomes in terms of availing our options. On a bigger scale, there are some sets of rules under which we are living our lives and we are confined to a certian limit and boundaries that noramlly we cannot cross.
Think about the planet earth. We dream of flying somewhere out in space. We use our telescopes to look at the distant stars. In our imagination someday we will go there. Just like a prisoner looking out through the window into the abyss dreaming of a day he will be free of the confines of the place he is in at the moment. There is a common thing about a so called free citizen and a prisioner. Both of them are trapped in an evironment they think they can take control and leave one day but they actually can't. They are not able to. It's just a bunch of dreams and aspirations.
Do you really think you are free to do anything you want or like? Think again! Can you drive as fast as you can without any consequences? Can you walk into a bank and take off with all the cash you want? Can you eat all you want? Can you curse all you want? Can you control everybody else around you? Can you control each and every aspect of your life?
The answer is a big NO!
Think of religion. Do good, please God, please humans, await trial, go to heaven or hell. You're on this planet which we call the Earth. What if in another galactic language unknown to us 'Earth' means 'Jail'. A place of confienment where people have to live out their lives in lawful detention where after a time their actions will await judgement.
Now think again, how free are you? Will all the money in the world give you eternal life? Keep you from getting old? Keep you away from unknown danger? Lets say you get all that even, eternal life, youth and no danger. Still you're here. What then? Travel the world, see everything. Study, ready a lot of books, know all. Meet all the people. Hundred years, five hundred, a thousand. Sounds like a long time to serve. After a time you tend to get bored of life, things around you and everything. No matter how excited you were at the start. It's just like watching your most favourite episode of a drama or even a movie. You watch it once, twice, ten, twenty times. There will come a time when you won't be able to bear it.
That's the reality we are in. It's unbearable. It's a jail. We can't realize it most of the times because we're too busy in trying to take control. But, can we?
Think about it.