The waffle, and the problem of freedom
The waffle is a slave as long as it refuses to acknowledge the reality of its existence as a food product and rebels against this. It has been suggested that if the waffle identifies itself with this reality, and accepts it, the waffle can achieve freedom. Although, as long as the end result of being eaten is viewed as an end in itself, and is met with negative feeling, this identification is only mere submissiveness or cowardice. Such a fate is not desired by the lover of reason or excitement. However, if the waffle anticipates the result of its eventual consumption, as a means of happiness and contentment in waffle enthusiasts everywhere, and identifies itself with this potential; it acts freely, voluntarily. When the waffle uses foresight to redefine its own existence, freedom is actualized.