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Marina Lohonya

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Do we need boundaries to be free?

Is real freedom about having no limitations? Or something else?
How do you think?

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  • May 28 2013: I think freedom has to do with your choice. Everyone is free to choose anything they wish, even among harsh restrictions. You can choose to stand up to the man with a gun, for example. He can't really take away your freedom. You can however take away your ability to choose from yourself. Addiction to tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or pornography will rewire your brain until you physically cannot stop doing those things without outside help. We are not free to choose everything that happens to us, or the consequences of our actions. But we are always, always free to choose our reactions to those external circumstances. No one can take that away from us.

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