Let’s take jar of jellybeans and call it ‘liberty.’
The jellybeans are symbolic of an individuals freedom potential.
Take out a generous handful, this is your genetic predispositions, influencing behaviour and the way others react to your presence.
Take out another generous handful, this is your immediate family environment, you now have morals and expectations weighted on you.
Take out a scoop, this is your general societies values and beliefs, you are now restricted by laws and etiquette.
Take out another scoop, this is media influence from as early as infancy, radio, television, books all influencing your consciousness.
Take out another load, this is the people you meet in your life who are also products of their given environments, this is variable and largely left to chance, but is a heavy influence regardless.
With all these jellybeans removed, are there any left in the jar?
A passing thought.