Freedom

@missak (3311)
Spain
April 28, 2007 7:18pm CST
Libertad (Spanish), Liberté (French), Liberty (US english, right?), Amandla (Soth Arfican language)... How many languages can you say this word? I love this word and its sense!! Can you also describe what does it mean for you?
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@kenetot18 (452)
• United States
29 Apr 07
i can say hi/how are you in many language hi(english)mustah(tagalog)olah(spanish)aloha(hawaii)anyong(korean)ni hao(mandarin)sawadi(thai)bonjour(french) hehe! i love freedom!it's like doing anything that can make you happy and nobody's stopping you.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
29 Apr 07
That is easier: hola (spanish) salut (french) ciao (italian) salam alecum (arabic)... Thanks for the answer :)
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
29 Apr 07
It means I am free to think as I wish. That is the truest freedom. The spirit is always free for it gives up the body at some point. The body might be imprisoned, but the mind is still free. Thoughts are free and that is important to me.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
In my native language, freedom is "kalayaan". For me, freedom is having to do what one wants without the burden of restrictions or taboo. I know it's great to be free. But I also know that for every good thing, there is a price to pay somehow, like a sacrifice or a repercussion. For example, in a democracy, there is the danger of being excessively free to the point of stepping beyond one's boundary. With the proper use of personal freedom, life will indeed be great! Happy myLotting!
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• United States
29 Apr 07
what does it mean to me??It means i dont live in a muslim controlled country thanks be to God!
2 May 07
I am English and white, born CofE, and have lived for a short time in Pakistan (a member state of the British Commonwealth) and would far prefer to return there than to live in a racist country, with a citizenship of ignorant fools, whose only knowledge comes from Rupert Murdochs bias political channels, where citizens kill each other regularly, and then invade foreign states to enforce their perverse view of 'freedom'. In short, I'm glad I don't live in America.
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• United States
2 May 07
you know what if your muslim so do I!
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2 May 07
C of E is Church of England, also known as Anglican. It is Christian, not Muslim. And your comment that no muslim should live in America, reflects your own racist beliefs. Please keep your bigotry to yourself, you do no credit to your country or the millions of Muslims who do live in the US, peacefully.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I am loosing sense of its meaning...specially here in America...it used to be dreamed land...but suddenly from War on Terror we went into War on Freedom....feds want to control everything...
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Liberty, Libertad...Freedom, a word many take for granted. Living in the US many people take their freedom for granted. My husband is from a communist country and fled when he was just 19. Freedom to me and my family, is being able to have your own opinion, without worry of penalty. Freedom to work and make money for your family, without having anything taken from you. Freedom to buy a home, wherever you choose. Freedom to go to the store and buy whatever you want to eat instead of eating just rice again for every meal. Freedom to live a quality of life, that many others in other countries, die to get to every day. Freedom means alot to me and my family, and I would hope that each and every person that has freedom/liberty in their lives, gives thanks every day to be able to enjoy those freedoms.
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@Nebuloso (179)
• United States
2 May 07
"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." ~Professor Bernardo de la Paz That pretty much sums up my views on freedom.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
5 May 07
This is perhaps the greatest response, a great definition of freedom. I am sorry I picked the "mark best response" by a mistake of my mouse :S.
2 May 07
In the words of the late, great Janis Joplin, 'freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose'. I'm glad I live in a country where I am allowed to hold my own views, and practice my own beliefs, but feel that with freedom comes responsibility. Too many people seem to become very selfish due to freedom, and I wish more people would believe that freedom can mean 'free to help others'. Freedom allows us to be better people, if we choose to be.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
1 May 07
I can only say it in Spanish and English. It is a very beautiful word. It means being free to me.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
3 May 07
Dictionary describes freedom as being with out restraints freedom, liberty, license. These nouns refer to the power to act, speak, or think without externally imposed restraints. Freedom is the most general term: “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free” (Abraham Lincoln). Liberty stresses the power of free choice: “liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases” (William Hazlitt). License sometimes denotes deliberate deviation from normally applicable rules or practices to achieve a desired effect: poetic license. Frequently, though, it denotes undue freedom: “the intolerable license with which the newspapers break . . . the rules of decorum” (Edmund Burke). http://www.answers.com/topic/freedom. Freedom means to me that I can form my own thought with out being told what to think (Though some try) I can go any where I want with out checking with any official. I can chose my education my job and place of residency Freedom means that I can worship as I please. No officials can inter my home with just cause. Freedom also means responsibility. I must be careful not to do any thing to bring harm to my fellow man
10 May 07
As an English woman I am thankful to know what the word freedom means. Freedom of speech, freedom of movement and freedom to live the life I choose. I would hate to live in a country that dictates against freedom as this is the very thing that seperates us from animals. We each have our own beliefs, our own thoughts and feelings and to have the freedom to express these is the greatest gift in life. Without this we are just like caged animals, who accept their fate and are forced to live a submissive life. I will always fight for my freedom to say what I feel and not accept everything that is told to me. However, I will also accept that others may not hold the same beliefs as me and I would never take away their freedom to express their thoughts either!!
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