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What is your definition of 'freedom'?

Every now and then we all question our own sense of freedom and what it is to be 'free'. How it is to live in the 'land of the free'. As much as it can sometimes be a little deep to talk about with peers, I thought this would be the best place to propose a discussion on your personal opinion of what it is to be 'free'.

See, a lot of people I've asked define 'freedom' as the opportunity to do what ever you want... I then follow this with asking, 'If everyone did as they wished, you'd then be bound by a constant fear of the actions of others, would you not? Then how 'free' would you feel?'

I simply want to start this conversation not because I believe 'freedom' is a definable concept, but because everyones' opinions of the idea is different and it's interesting to hear those opinions.


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    Apr 25 2013: Freedom is the ability to make your own choices, so long as the result of those choices do not infringe upon the freedom of anyone else to do the same.
    There are many bumper stickers by military personnel that says "freedom is not free". Our freedom comes at the price of those who made sacrifices so that it may be so for us. We need to respect the fact that freedom has consequences if it is not regarded as universal.

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