A new paved road was built through a piece a land. On one side the ground was muddy and sandy with many swamps present, and on the other side it was mountainous with many rocks and bushes.
Now, some people avoided the new road, and instead drove their cars through the muddy, sandy and rocky lands.
"What are you doing?", a man who was driving through the paved road, asked the other drivers.
"Why aren't you driving in this road? It is not a toll road, and eventually you pay the same, and by the damage your car takes, you pay even more if you continue like that. Besides, there are dangerous points, no signals, no bridges, and you may fall or sink somewhere!"
"What are you saying?!", the other drivers replied.
"Do you want to restrict our freedom?!"
The other driver tried in vain to change their mind, but they would not listen.
At that time, some people driving off-road vehicles and horses also stopped to listen.
"See!", the other drivers said to the man driving on the paved road, "They also drive or ride in this terrain without any problems!"
"But you do not have such vehicles or horses!", the driver on the paved road replied.
"No, no, you do what you want, but we will do what we want!", the other drivers replied.
So, they continued to drive in that bad terrain. Some lost their vehicles, some lost their lives, but it did not matter that much to them. Sometimes they passed through the paved road, or took it for a while, but it was just for convenience and as a shortcut, not as the only way.
"Isn't it absurd?", the Master asked.