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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 28 2013: My dear!,Steen the problem is the consciousness. Pensare è facile, essendo una spontaneità biologica, mentre sapere come si fa, cioè acquisiirne la consapevolezza -il pensiero che ritorna sul pensiero- è difficile. Inoltre la lingua italiana distingue i termini 'coscienza' e 'consapevolezza'. Il primo sembra essere il soggetto temporalizzato come durata, il secondo invece come momento. Il tedesco distingue invece tra Bewusstsein e Gewissen. La ringrazio sentitamente.
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      Apr 28 2013: Che cosa si intende con il pensiero che ritorna al pensiero?

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