The Matrix Control System is either a school or a prison depending on which way you look at it. One perspective is that it is a hyperdimensional teaching system hastening your rate of spiritual evolution by providing the learning experiences that your current state of soul evolution desires.
Another perspective is that many of these experiences manifest as hostile forces attacking your weaknesses. The only way to protect yourself against being manipulated by these forces is to be aware, integrate and transform your weaknesses into strengths, thereby indirectly accomplishing the higher purpose of the Matrix which is to help you evolve past and transcend it.
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