Never ask an artist, “What does it mean?” unless you are either the artist, the meaning, or a disinterested Philistine from out of town.
If you could go off to this one particular corner of the universe, and look back, you might see all tricks as dirty tricks.
is okay –
On many planets, the creatures do not even require the illusion of freedom to properly serve Life.
The reason people seem so passionate in their efforts at self-improvement, is because the stakes are so low.