what is "FREEDOM" to you?

November 13, 2007 5:22am CST
in your own words, describe me "Freedom"
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Hi singlepixel my dear friend! Freedom for me is being myself. When I can express myself truthfully and sincerely. When I can laugh honestly, when I can sing and dance with no cares, when I can love and cry. When my heart is not chained anymore in the pain of the past and my dreams can live in all my tomorrows. Freedom is thinking my own thoughts, speaking my own mind and feeling my own heart. And I know I can only be free when I released myself from the cage I myself have placed around me. Take care and have a nice day my dearest friend! :)
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15 Nov 07
hi my dearest! you remind me of Madonna's song, "express yourself"..lol and i hope that you have freed yourself from that cage. but most importantly is that "when your heart is not chained anymore"...wonderful! miss you faith!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
miss you too my dearest friend. Hope everything is alright with you and your family. take care always.. :)
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16 Nov 07
thank you. everything's fine for now..:) take care.:)
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Hello! Soooo deep is your discussion naman! FREEDOM! hhhmmm..*whehe* -Freedom for me is my capacity to exercise choice; my own free will. To have freedom to do as I please all my life. -My exemption from an unpleasant condition. A freedom from want. -And having full access or unrestricted use of my life. Oh ha! soo deep is me...*wehehe* I am FREE....FREE WILLY! yikes! toinks!
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Hello! So you have that free will too lola jd? yeey! toast to that! You're right, the trick is really choosing good over evil, I just hope that I always go for the good ones, but sometimes it's hard...the evil is always calling me...*wehehe* Yeah..you're not away...close but yet so far..huh? lol You too one of my peborit lola jd...PEBORITISM!
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21 Nov 07
:)....you sounded fabulous!..free willy... sooo deep? as deep as Free Willy can dive into the deepest ocean? ...or..."Ocean deep-i'm so afraid to show my feelings.."..:P feeling free to express your choice, that's what we human are made of. JD, i hope you never get tricked to choose between evil & good.. "peborit"?...(you mean "favorite"?) you gals are not allowed to use non-english words in here.. unless you two explain those words to me..:P
23 Nov 07
:)nice
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
16 Nov 07
Freedom, according to me is, acquisition of a state of mind at which we are not affected by the external or internal environment. You are free from everything, that is the true freedom. If your parents let you play for a half an hour, that is not getting freedom. By saying half an hour, they are Infact creating boundaries for you. Freedom, I think, is being absolutely free from everything.
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16 Nov 07
this reminds me of unlimited freedom WHICH is not actually good for self development/improvement. i think parents 'created' those boundaries from their own experiences to guide their growing children. i think so..
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
16 Nov 07
That was just an example. I did'nt mean or say that parents should give absolute freedom to the child, restrictions are a part of teaching discipline to the child, I agree. But they should not exceed and ruin the joys of childhood.
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21 Nov 07
he he he...that's better. i agree. thanks for clearing my 'little mind'...lol.. thank you I_Luv_U.....
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
13 Nov 07
Hi singlepixel:) Freedom to me is being not bound,being able to do what i want,when i want and not having to answer to anyone but myself.I am in a 10 year reltionship this new years eve and i have the freedom that i want.My boyfriend cares but lets me do what ever i want by making my owns descisions myself,leaving when i want......he lets me live.It is not a nice life if you do not have freedom in it or at least some kind of it,it only makes a person miserable which leads to lashing back. Peanutjar:)
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15 Nov 07
wow, you're in TOTAL control of yourself. that means you have to make those limits yourself if you have to. i wonder what does he think about it?
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
Hi,he doesnt mind because i let him do what he wants also.We know right from wrong and both of us was in a past relationship with someone who was very controlling and nit picking like telling us what we should and should not do.That is why we get along so well,we have both went through the same deal and do not want to do it to each other.Im more happy and so is he after be both dumped the clingers all long time ago,haha. Peanutjar:) Smiles:):)
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16 Nov 07
and with that past experiences make you two the perfect couple. good luck and i'm glad to hear that from you...:)
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
13 Nov 07
The ability to do what you would like to do, worship as you would like to do and to be who you can be. To me, in this country, we have folks free to do what they want, but they turn and blame this one or that one for what went down back in the day, or what have you. Now, I won't say that was right what happened then, it wasn't. The residue of that is still in place today, agreed, but that don't mean that you can't do what you need to do TODAY. which is why you got folks from other countries that come here and make things happen in this country. If you have a Mexican couple who probably make next to nothing, but they get up in the middle of the night and collect simple soda cans and such in order to send their kids to college on that money, that is freedom. taking something and making it work, that's freedom.
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15 Nov 07
right! i like that concept. People who work hard while others are asleep are the truly FREE & happy people. use the God given free will in this life to go on can lead to "living life to the fullest". thank you Savvynlady!
• United States
16 Nov 07
Your welcome.
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16 Nov 07
;)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
I remember Mel Gibson's lines as I read your post here, he shouted FREEDOM in Braveheart!;) Well for me, it is living a life with no complications at all. Free-will and no hustles, I guess that's where we mostly want to get away from.
16 Nov 07
wow! it was a brave movie! i watched it back in '95 free-will and no hustle, do you think women say those words too?..(just wondering)