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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: I feel freedom means different things to different people. To me it simply means being able to do the things I like to do without being influenced by financial or social constraints. For example I like learning about new technologies and want to create something special as my legacy to this world. However currently my job and my responsibilities would not permit me that luxury of time. I would love to be in a situation where I can dedicatedly chase my passion without having to worry about where my next bread is going to come from. That day I can say I have complete freedom.

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