This has been sitting in my hold pile for a while.
Tether. This word always make me think of tethering a horse and not being able to go anywhere.
Currently the State of Connecticut, where I live, and the Town I live in, have both (as of my writing this) as of yet to pass a budget. There is a lot of talk where the money that is needed will eventually come from. Not one person wants more taxes and the politicians are really digging around to find ways to tax, like on cell phone bills and usage, within the State. (One proposal I read.)
The taxes may come from things we are tethered to whether we want to be or not. I can’t have my business, run it, without my cell phone. I know I speak for others as well.
I know we all feel tethered at times. Life is responsibility and responsibility is life. Responsibility tethers us, there is no way around it.
Are we horses? No. Can we untether ourselves? Yet then the question is at what cost and at what cost to ourselves and others?