Let's assume for the moment that the true nature of freedom is choosing the circumstances by which you are born into this life, rather than the ability to exert unlimited power in this life.
By coming here to this life, you deliberately decided to impose a vast swath of restrictions on yourself. You are caught up in this river of thought that includes things like the physical laws, laws such as the ones that govern the nature of chemical reactions, the movement of celestial bodies, and the passage of time. In addition, your life choice dictated, in general terms, your economic status, the color of your skin, and your general intelligence level.
Why would we do this? Maybe for the same reasons we go to see a movie. In a sense, a movie is a metaphor for a lifetime (even though it only lasts for 2 hours):
So the right question to ask might be: Why would a person who is mentally challenged have decided to enter life in this way?
Could it be that he had something to learn from the struggle? Or that others might have something to learn from him?
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