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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 27 2013: Perhaps Freedom is a State of Being......in which Fear is Absent with No Chance of Return.
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      Apr 28 2013: Scott,
      I agree that freedom is a state of being.....either a physical state...and/or a mental state.....on many different levels.

      Do you think/feel that in human form, we can create or experience fear being absent with no chance of return?

      I believe fear can be absent at various times....maybe even most of the time. My feeling is that fear is part of the human experience, and I cannot imagine being human and NEVER feeling any type of fear whatsoever. What is your thought/feeling about that?

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