ABUNDANCE TRIBE BI-WEEKLY QUESTION: What does freedom feel like to you?
What is freedom and why is true freedom difficult to find?
I can tell you how I define freedom, but it is of my own concept, not one I saw on wikipedia or elsewhere. Please bear with me if I don't respond directly because this is a topic I've been thinking about for a long time.
In most cases, you must distinguish between freedom and liberty first, as well as assess whether “freedom” involves free will or not.
You can distinguish between "freedom" and "liberty" by saying "freedom from limitation" and "liberty to do something" - each emphasizing different points of view.
Whereas freedom emphasizes the removal of artificial restraints, liberty emphasizes the ascension, or the transformation from darkness to enlightenment.
Each person's willingness to pay for freedom determines its value. I've heard people argue that some people misuse their freedom, but I don't see how a basic human right can be abused.
Ask me what I think freedom is, I say, "freedom is the right to be myself, to laugh when I want, cry, ache, love, and hate wrongs when they are deserved." What am I willing to give up in exchange for freedom?For me,freedom is priceless and not up for sale.
DOES FREEDOM COME WITH A PRICE?
In reality, pain is the cost of freedom. You will no longer be terrified once you are willing to pay that price. You will be able to confront all of life's events fearlessly once you have overcome your fear of pain. This does not imply that you must experience pain in order to be free; rather, don't be afraid of it. Ecstasy exists on the other side of the pain. On the other hand, there is Freedom. Your genuine grandeur lies beneath that veneer of pain. In order to go to the other side, you must be willing to suffer pain. Accept that it is present and that you will experience it. Accept that if you relax, it will appear in front of your awareness for a brief moment before passing. It always does.
HOW MUCH FREEDOM CAN PEOPLE HAVE?
The traditional response is as much freedom as possible while avoiding interfering with the freedom of others. However, because freedom is viewed as a finite resource, increasing one person's freedom at the expense of others is a zero-sum game. Consider how freedom can evolve in a society: as everyone's capacities increase, more rights are guaranteed and more freedoms are opened up for everyone.
DIMENSIONS OF FREEDOM
There are numerous dimensions to freedom.
Political freedom refers to the absence of government mandates. This is never absolute. Because the vast majority of us agree on them,when the government informs us that we must not kill, steal, or do other comparable actions.
To avoid negligent killing, the government tells us to drive on our side of the roadway, put on our headlights at night, and do other things.
Government also tells us what we should and shouldn't do, such as do petty, insignificant things that injure no one else but the one who disobeys them.
At the other end of the spectrum is psychological freedom.Some people are held captive by their pride, fear, greed, or, most commonly, their sloth.
Personal loss of freedom somehow becomes a societal and political concern. Some people are enslaved by their sexual irresponsibility, and society as a whole is enslaved by those who are irresponsible.
The dimensions of freedom of speech, religion, and their sisters, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of the press can also be articulated. These, like all other freedoms, can exist in varying degrees. They can also coexist unequally. Is it reasonable to expect a brilliant orator to have the same freedom of expression as a deaf mute?Is it reasonable for someone to claim that God has personally spoken to him when God has not spoken to his friend?
Inherently, freedom is uneven. It is a level playing field. However, the outcome is not equal. So, how much freedom should be restricted in order to attain equality of outcome?
That is the question that our modern culture is grappling with.
WHATS THE FINAL RESULT OF FREEDOM TO BE FREE OR TO FEEL FREE
Freedom is defined as the ability to exist without having to be or feel anything. Its freedom from a distinct sense of self. A self that is unable to feel or be free because it is enslaved by itself. It's only a fantasy marriage, after all. Self binds self to itself as self until it is no longer bound by Grace...freedom. However, nobody's freedom isn't actually freedom because nothing is free because nothing is bound. There was never anyone here in the first place! Lol.
“Freedom is merely another term for having nothing to lose.”
Nice piece. Well, I think freedom exists in different facets and one can only be relatively free as in the exhibition of freedom in one aspect of our lives we entrap ourselves in another.
You just summarised all what I was trynna say in a few lines.
You are really good!