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Khalid Ali Haji

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What is freedom to you?

Everybody has their own definition of freedom, not only this is a question I'm curious about, but it's also an idea. What is freedom to you?

To me, freedom is not only being free, but feeling free; to do, to say, to be, to literally (anything) - whatsoever and however, wherever and whenever. Because I am myself, and only I own me, therefore I can, so come what may, I believe I am free, free as a bird.

What about you?

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    Sep 19 2013: I think freedom is comparative not absolute. I think it's obeying the laws and not violating other people's freedom first. Then you can do what you want to do, say what you want to say, being your true self at the highest degree without the feeling of guilt.
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      Sep 21 2013: True, but it's not only obeying the laws; it's the freedom and the ability to change them, too.
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        Sep 21 2013: Yes, laws are also comparative, they are always developed with freedom. First obey, then use the social power to modify them if necessary. I think sometimes power means freedom too.

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