Re: Inner Light and other alternate reality episodes
People keep saying this but I think it's horseshit. Picard was obviously capable of doing anything he wanted in life. If he had really wanted a family, he would have had one.
He was forced to live out decades in a preprogrammed environment. If that's not considered mind rape I don't know what is.
The Cage wrote:
The customs and history of your race show a unique hatred of captivity. Even when it's pleasant and benevolent, you prefer death.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"