Are You Really Free?
What is freedom? What comes to mind when you hear the word? Is it possible to be free in a society where everyone can track your every move with ease. Is it possible to be free in a system that is set up so that you have to go to school, get a job and work everyday of your life until you’re retired.
Do you grow your own food? Build your own inventions? Rely on yourself alone for what your family needs. We rely on our jobs for health care, because the average person does not know enough about the human body and nutrition to be able to diagnose and treat himself.
I picture freedom as making my own money, with my own business, growing my own food with the ability to buy whatever I may need without having to rely on a job to make someone else rich.
Other times I picture freedom in terms of having my own time and means to travel the world if I want to. Also being able to teach and educate my kids on things that modern schools do not teach.
Freedom is a relative term because each person has their own view. What I picture as freedom could be totally different than what you picture or describe.
Maybe freedom is going after what you want and not what your friends or family want for you. Maybe freedom is knowing yourself deep enough to know what is REALLY best for you.
Or perhaps your freedom is something obtained by understanding and knowing your own emotions and thoughts enough to understand that fear or insecurities may be in your way. Let those go and go on to your pursuit of freedom.
What do you think freedom is to you? How do you achieve it? Have you already achieved it?
Wherever you are in the process, ask yourself how can you achieve this? What makes YOU happy? Do you need to move, change cities, countries? Switch jobs? Change your major? Maybe if you’re spiritual or religious you need to pray.
I write this hoping that you figure out what freedom means to you, I hope that once you figure it out, you ACHIEVE it. After all, if we don’t have freedom then what do we have?