It’s probably not a nice thought, but have you considered how wonderful it can be to have no freedom?
Often, employment can bear a striking resemblance to being caged. It can be frustrating, but comforting.
You awake when you need to. You do the tasks that you are required to do. You rest at your allocated times. Policies dictate what you may and may not do in many scenarios.
The benefit is that you don’t need to engage in any real independent thought. Nor do you need to assume any risks – those have been controlled on your behalf. The bars of the cage protect you from the outside world and its consequences, but ensure your care and feeding. After all – outside the cage, you would have to fend for yourself.
But outside the cage lies the extraordinary. The amazing, the spectacular, the confounding, the terrifying.
Comfort? Or uncertainty?