This is something that has been touched on throughout the years. Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and the most recent, Matrix. Do you feel you have been "boxed"? Manufactured to do only one thing, and then die? To take this another route, look at it from this point of view...
What are the control mechanisms used to keep a man in a box?
Damnation: "If you don't except _______ as your savior, then you go straight to Hell!"
Ostracizing: "If you don't wear these clothes, then you have no hope in ever being one of us"
Those that set out to increase their knowledge in various fields of work and study are viewed as geeks, weirdos, crackpots, etc. People who think differently are feared, the more radical the ideas, the scarier they are.
These two should get the ball rolling. Remember, the TV shows of today, news broadcasts, etc. were made to influence the definition of right and wrong, and consumerism; the "Satanic Panic" for instance. Thus far they have been very effective. Mainly because no one will see it for what it is.
If you want to be free, then live your life to it's fullest by amassing all the material things you desire, studying the things that interest you, and try to find something interesting in the things that don't interest you. Practice stratification because lets face it, equality (another control mechanism) is a pipe dream, and it's concepts should be removed from ones mind as they lead to mediocrity. Think outside the box.
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