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Do you feel we should be liberated from our cultural chains? Not challenging this view, I'm not sure how I feel about it. Our cultural chains can help us separate from the hive mind to a degree, in that our thinking and intellect can grow from one generation to another. It becomes limiting when people use it to elevate their own power or status, maybe this is the end result due to human nature. I'm not sure a level playing field can exist, in that some humans are innately gifted in one area or another, and these differences are often used for self betterment and manipulation of the group. Is that what Freud intends though, that the cream rises to the top? I don't have an understanding of Freud, just rambling thoughts. Good post to think on, thank you!