Highly Astute QotD

“You don’t get absolute control over the inputs.  But that’s not the same as no control, and if you can’t be bothered to craft the context in which the beings you create can understand the world – that’s not being powerless, that’s ceding power.  It’s surprising how often people confuse the two, but I understand why.  Without agency, you can’t accrue consequence.  No, I get it.”

— Tycho from Penny Arcade

(Deliciously works as well when the “beings we create” is the being we call our self…)