Can freedom be itself an end? Or is freedom a means to an end?
I love traveling and meeting new people on the road. I also love wandering around and getting out of my comfort zone because the unfamiliar circumstances demand that I make my choices and take control of my life. Traveling to me means that I get to decide what I want to eat, when I want to sleep, and whom I want to walk with. Traveling means freedom and empowerment.
But I'd really like to know more than just the fact that I like to be free.
Why do we want freedom (if it's not so unreasonable to assume that we prefer freedom to oppression)?
Can freedom be an end itself?