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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: Freedom = Choice

    For me, we are blessed to have freedom in most of the countries to be who we want to be, what we want to do and with who we want to do it.
    I do think that freedom is a right that includes duties as weel. The duty to become someone better, to have and provide what is necessary for our children and people who have a lack of choices (due to their conditions and the struggle they need to face in order to only survive in some cases) and to achieve great things.

    The point of our lives should be to make a difference, to ourselves, to ours families and people we care about and even for people who don't have the same chance of freedom at the beginning.

    Freedom is the most important value we should take care of and people need to realize how lucky we are to have a certain degree of freedom in our societies and lives.

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