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What is freedom?

Everyone wants freedom, but we mean very different things when we use that word.

Is it freedom to be able to drink alcohol or is it freedom to not have the burden of being able to choose alcohol?

Does a government allow for the possibility of freedom at all or would we all have the freedoms of today taken away if there weren't any government?

well, infinite examples can be made.

What is freedom to you?

Just for fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLCEUpIg8rE


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    Dec 18 2013: At the most basic level freedom is the quantum indeterminacy of firing of neurons. After much refinement, it is an obligation to act responsibly. I wish to add a subtext to your question: Are we free to give up freedom?
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      Dec 20 2013: Deep, and scientifically valid!

      And you give a though a question Pabitra "Are we free to give up freedom?"... It would seem like it according to Mingkun as he describes freedom as a chain...

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