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James Walker

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What is freedom?

As we discuss various topics within the TED community, I am struck by the differences in where folks sit with regard to their appetite for freedom (versus risk etc) and indeed people really are very different - which of course is good.
However, as I have debated this informally with friends, I think we have found it easier to say what freedom is not, rather than what freedom is (ie: it's easier to describe freedom by talking about the absence of bad conditions).
So, what is freedom?

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    Jun 13 2011: I have heard that freedom is our very essence.

    But I think we are afraid of ourselves and the power we have when we express that.

    I am afraid...

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