Mobility does not equal freedom

I was headed on an epic trip. I was, really. I have driven cross-country more times than I can count, and it is an activity I have much enjoyed in my life, although I know that is mysterious to many – it is an activity many do not enjoy at all. There is a way in which long-distance driving was a kind of emblem of my freedom to move about in the world – it was part of how I defined myself. I at times fantasized about being a long-haul trucker (but never all that seriously.)

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