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Journal Profane MuthaFucka's Journal: What is freedom? 14

Give me your definitions of freedom.

This one isn't like the other ones. I haven't nailed down my own definition of what freedom is or is not.

All I know for sure is that the right libertarians are wrong. Freedom is NOT money. Taxes don't steal your freedom.

But that's not a definition. So sock it to me!

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What is freedom?

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  • i confirm that at your age, you should know what freedom is;

    and since you don't yet, you need to get to work,

    and i confirm i won't be doing your homework.

    But thanks for journaling! i like posting, it maintains my karma quota.

    • That was a useless comment. It assumes an awful lot. The assumptions are wrong.

      I know what freedom is. I didn't say I didn't.

      I said I don't have a DEFINITION of freedom. And I am not looking for the useless ones in the dictionary.

  • Freedom (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Philip K Dickhead ( 906971 ) <> on Wednesday November 04, 2009 @11:36AM (#29978896) Journal

    Freedom means breaking the shackles of the self - free from the commands and demands of the ego.

    Freedom is the absence of desire, and contentment with the removal of attachment to anything.

    Freedom means freely giving up anything in your hands, and freely excepting whatever befalls - while remaining equinanimous to all.

    Freedom has the outward signs of kindness, humility and gratitude.

  • allowing someone else to do something you don't like.

    Freedom is not... helping them do it.

  • by Jeremiah Cornelius ( 137 ) * on Wednesday November 04, 2009 @02:28PM (#29982294) Homepage Journal

    For nothin' left to lose/Nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free.
    Feeling good was easy, Lord/when Bobby sang the blues
    Feeling good was good enough for me/Good enough for me and Bobby McGee.

  • To choose between metal and leather shackles. To choose between spending the rest of your life in a cage, or an 8x8 stone-walled cell. It's the right to be able to say "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more, if that's OK with you, Mr Boss, Sir."

    That, my friend, is freedom.

  • Freedom is being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.

    By that definition, no one is ever 100% free.

    I have been reading lately about the ancient stoics, who believed that the only thing of value and the only thing a person should want was living a rational life; doing the right thing at the right time with the resources under their control. By their standard, even a prisoner could be 'free', because they were able to do exactly what they wanted to do, nothing less, and no one could stop th

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