freedom what is it ?
the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
I think that most of us want freedom to create, to make something meaningful.
The freedom that we achieve allows us to move to higher planes of mission and purpose.
So if you’re trying to create more freedom for yourself, I think it’s good to ask… what happens when you get it?
What comes next?
For me, everything began with the notion of freedom—the ability to determine the course of my daily schedule and overall life direction.
I was very motivated by the opportunity to decide for myself.
Freedom is still extremely important to me.
I’ll walk away from any business deal or career option that restricts my choices or limits future decisions in a way that doesn’t feel right.
What’s changed, though, is the definition of freedom.
I learned in the early days that I didn’t just want freedom for freedom’s sake—I wanted to do something with it.
I wanted to make things, to challenge myself, and to value growth and learning.
From the work I’ve done over the past 20 plus years, I’ve learned I’m not alone in this pursuit of creative independence.
More than anything else, most people who are attracted to these ideas want freedom of their own.
They want the ability to make their own choices and determine how they live their lives.
In many cases, they’ll choose to value this freedom more than money, physical possessions, or even the perceived security of a traditional career.
The desire for freedom is what takes someone from a comfortable life to an uncertain, but far more fulfilling one.
But is there such a thing as too much freedom?
If you haven’t known freedom before, it’s an exciting discovery.
You wake up and wander out into the day with no obligations or expectations.
You can choose your own adventure, and if you don’t like the morning’s adventure, you can choose another one in the afternoon.
It is an unalienable right which all men and women must respect and defend.
It is an attitude, a power which we have to think, speak, act, love and serve.
However, this freedom is fragile.
We know it can be used unreasonably and unintelligently.
Let us recall that freedom is two fold:
Psychological freedom, also known as free will, is the ability we have to decide and choose.
This ability is a birth right and only requires “guidance and education”.
We are born free, therefore we are free.
Spiritual freedom, or interior freedom which we call the “freedom of the children of God.” For us baptized Christians, we are not born with it, but it is acquired in Jesus Christ.
We have to find the kingdom of God inside us.
To have a better understanding,
“With and in Christ we have the possibility of daring, and living our freedom with assurance.
To be truly free Christ has called us by love to serve one another.”
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
For this, , Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
King James Version (KJV)
Democracy and Freedom
It must never be forgotten that there are ignorant and inattentive people who want the nation to be dominated by one person or certain people in order to gain advantage over them. (January 1923)
According to the world, our greatest power and strength is our new nature and formation. (1922)
Government cannot be built on fear. A government built on unlawfulness can never be permanent. That kind of domination and dictatorship may be necessary during a time of revolution. (March 1930)
Every person has the right and freedom of thought, belief, possessing a political opinion, the choice to fulfil or not to fulfil the requirements of his chosen religion. Nobody can dominate other opinions and consciences.
The freedom of conscience must be considered as one of the most important natural rights of a person and may not be infringed upon.
Freedom is absolutely doing what is wished and wanted.
This definition is the widest meaning of freedom. In this sense of freedom, people have never enjoyed such a freedom and will never do so. As known, Man is a creature of nature. Even nature itself is not absolutely free but depends on universal laws. Therefore, in nature, Man firstly depends on nature’s laws, conditions, reasons and factors. For example, to be born or not has never been up to humans and is not so. After the human was born, even at the first moment, he is indigent to nature and its creatures. He needs to be protected, to be fed, to be taken care of and to be brought up. (1930)
Freedom and independence are my characteristics.
There are death and decay in a country lacking freedom. The mother of development and liberation is freedom. (1906)
No matter how urgent the crises, those emerged from freedom are safer than under the fake security that the strong oppression provides. (1930)
Freedom is life
In contemporary democracies, the individual freedoms have special value and importance.
From now on, these individual freedoms may be subject neither to the state nor to personal intervention.
However, such valuable individual freedom cannot be taken to be absolute in a civilized and democratic nation.
What is meant by freedom is social and civilized human freedom.
Therefore, while thinking of individual freedom, every individual’s and the entire nation’s common interests and the existence of the state must be taken into consideration.
The rights and freedoms of others and the nation’s common interests limit individual freedom.
Freedom stands for something greater than just the right to act however I choose—it also stands for securing to everyone an equal opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
To most reasonable people, freedom means more than just ‘free to do whatever I want’. Taken literally, that approach would produce anarchy—every man, woman, and child for himself or herself.
Fortunately, none of us has to live that way (unless you’re reading this in Somalia or a similar disaster area).
Certainly freedom does mean the right to do as one pleases—to think, believe, speak, worship (or not worship), move about, gather, and generally act as you choose—but only until your choices start to infringe on another person’s freedom.
This still leaves a great deal of latitude.
There is a long list of things that one can say, and say freely, for example, that excludes shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater.
One way to think of this is the difference between “freedom of” (or “freedom to”) and “freedom from”—a point eloquently made by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his State of the Union Address delivered on January 6, 1941:
We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every man and woman to worship God in his or her own way—everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of violence to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world.
That is no vision of a distant millennium.
It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.
The Four Freedoms
Securing freedom from fear and freedom from want is very likely to entail some collective, organized action.
That kind of activity is often carried out most effectively and efficiently (although, admittedly, not perfectly) by the government.
If we want to live in a society where freedoms are protected and where the opportunity to exercise freedom is assured, we have to rely on ourselves as one unuted people or some form of governance.
So far, democracy seems to do the best job of it when that democracy isn’t corrupted by evil tyrants.
We all living on the same rock flying through space .
We are all men and women not some different race.
We may come form different lands but we are all Occupying the same space.
There is nothing mysterious about the foundations of a healthy and strong democracy.
The basic things expected by our people of their political and economic systems are simple.
Equality of opportunity for youth and for others.
Jobs for those who can work.
Security for those who need it.
The ending of special privilege for the few.
The preservation of civil liberties for all.
The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly rising standard of living.
The protection of our unalienable rights under God.
These are the simple, basic things that must never be lost sight of in the turmoil and unbelievable complexity of our modern world.
The inner and abiding strength of our economic and political systems is dependent upon the degree to which they fulfill these expectations.
Freedom can be hard to defend for so many tyrants wish to remove it .
But make no mistake the failure to defend such a thing as freedom will always end with the blood of the inocent being slain.