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Question: What is your personal definition of freedom!?
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Freedom is dictated largely by oneself I think!. For me its about being able to be fully self expressed in body, voice, thought and action!.
Its not about living with no schedule or responsibilities!.
Freedom I believe is often constrained by self imposed barriers which we create as we experience life!. We make decisions about ourselves and how to act!.
Greater freedom can be achieved through challenging these self imposed barriers and breaking through them to be more self expressed!.
Can make a better dancer, singer, artist, educator or business person etc
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Embedded within limiting conditions, freedom seeks to liberate itself from these conditions!. Biologically, one adapts to environmental conditions or dies!. Sociologically, one works to do no harm, unseat evil with good, and injustice with justice!. Psychologically, one wrestles with oppressive demons or surrenders!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Freedom, true freedom is never to be found in modern times unless you happen to be born on a little known island that no-one bothers with, here you could be as free as a wild bird doing whatever pleased your innocent mind!.
However, we do live in a democracy and under rules that we allow to be en-placed by elected authority!.
If we dislike the rules then only a majority can alter them, if said majority impact enough pressure to be sure to apply a just society!.
This opens up a whole can of worms, things like do we allow lobbyists to override OUR system to meet their own gains, I could go on but there are so many cans on ALL shelves that I could be here for many weeks!.
I will however say if you want change then make your feelings known to the rule makers then you will have freedom!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
"I am William Wallace!. And I see a whole army of my countrymen,
here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men!. And
free man you are! What will you do without freedom!? Will you fight!?"
"Two thousand against ten!?" - the veteran shouted!. "No! We will
run - and live!"
"Yes!" Wallace shouted back!. "Fight and you may die!. Run and you
will live at least awhile!. And dying in your bed many years from now,
would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for
one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell
our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take
We are free, and we f#@ked it up!. Problem is, some wanker always wants more than their own freedom!.
Too many people want power!. We can't be free without someone to put rules down, such as "thou must not impair others freedom"
freedom could only exist in isolation!.!.!. or in heaven!. where else!? It's a bit of a paradox!.
At least we are still free in our heads!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Living free i!.e!. not enslaved/in prison
Being able to say what you like (within the law/ without causing harm to others)
Being able to do what you like (within the law/ without causing harm to others)
Freedom of mind i!.e!. not brainwashed etc/ mentally stable/ happy etcWww@QuestionHome@Com
The ability to love who I want, say what I want, be publicly supportive of my beliefs and vote for what I think is right!.
It is a horrible fact that those basic human rights, all of the above, are illegal in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
freedom is being able to choose!
i can choose if i want to live or die if a gun is pointed at me!.!.!. it's my choice the gun don't have that power over me unless i let it sway my answer to do what the gun person says!
but i'm not that easy!Www@QuestionHome@Com
its quite simple really!. not being a slave or imprisoned!. thats about it!. as long as i am out and about i can speak freely, do freely, choose freely etc!. i can speak my opinion, do what i want and choose to be happy!. thats really it!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Being free to be myself!. Being free to tell the truth!. Jesus said: "and you will know the truth and the truth shall make you free!." http://bible!.cc/john/8-32!.htm I have always found that to be true in my life!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Receive and give 100% respect from those that govern us and to those under our care and command!. Do way with impositions, and eliminate arrogance!. If these will happen there will be an explosion of happiness and optimism!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Non-interference!. Liberation!. Independent!. Free from all, worries, wants and thinking!. To have our own choice!. Enjoying inner peace!. Throwing divine light!. Complete sovereignty!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
license from authority!. i like the more extremes better especially with impunity!. however, for every rule there is always an exception!. (eg!. internet)Www@QuestionHome@Com
Freedom is being determined by nothing external, but only by your own self!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Have someone blame the Caucasian guy after someone cracks a fart in an elevator!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Being able to do what u want, when u want and however u want!.!.!.!.with no one to ask any questions!. That sounds quite scary actually! I dont think I would like that!. Makes u unresponsible!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
!.!.!.to be responsible for my choices and action in LIFE!.!.!.
!.!.!.and not deny them!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
To me it means I can do what I want, where I want, when I want without being told what to do, but within the laws of the country!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
being happy and have the right to do what you want as long as the law is still being respectedWww@QuestionHome@Com
Good question! Freedom is knowing that I am set free from the bondage of this world and this flesh!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Being able to be yourself with no other rubbish getting in your way!. Being completely happy :-)!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
The ability to do and say what I want,and go where I want!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
REAL FREEDOM LIVE INSIDE THE BODY NOT OUT SIDEWww@QuestionHome@Com
Happiness and peace!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
synonymous with illusionWww@QuestionHome@Com