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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 29 2013: Dear all,
    The subject of freedom is very important to me. As a filmmaker I talked to many people about this subject. And since I was born in freedom, I felt that my concept of freedom is not as profound as that of people who know what it is to live in unfreedom. And we should most of all learn from them.
    Please check the festival we are organizing called About Freedom Film&Festival. This is also what we aim at. Show the stories on freedom to everyone in the world. Maybe it is interesting to visit the website because all stories will be online after the 5th of May via www.aboutfreedom.net
    Best, Barbara

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