TED Conversations

This conversation is closed.

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.

Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Apr 28 2013: My dear! Colleen, l'espressione 'il pensiero ritorna sul pensiero', ossia la consapevolezza, significa, in chiave operativa, rendere il pensiero oggetto di studio al fine di descrivere ed analizzare nei dettagli minimi le operazioni mentali che svolgiamo quando pensiamo, parliamo, osserviamo et similia . Alludo alla lezione di I.Kant, ripresa nel secolo scorso da S.Ceccato. Auguri dal cuore.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.