I know zoos are no longer in people's good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I had no illusions about love anymore. It came, it went, it left casualties or it didn't. People weren't meant to be together forever, regardless of what the songs say.
Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.
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All problems are illusions of the mind.
mind problem Teaching
...the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whaterver form. Both are illusions.