"Ain't No Body's Business If I Do"

United States
March 22, 2008 9:31am CST
What I do and what I don't do, ain't no body's business. I do what I do to please me. It's my own personal freedom to do what I want, when I want, how I want and for the reasons I want. Do you have personal freedom. What do you think personal freedom is anyway? Does your personal freedom have a standard of ethics or does it exist with the the idea that 'it ain't no body's business if I do'? Please explain your idea of personal freedom.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I think that personal freedom is important because you should be able to decide for yourself how you are going to live your life. I am constantly having to explain why I am doing something and I resist it as much as possible. My brother and nephew are constantly trying to "live my life for me" and I HATE it!!! I feel like I have to get permission any time I want to do something that doesn't go along with their thinking. At times, I do the things I want and then I have to listen to them say "why did you do that?" and that kind of thing. I just clam up when they start in with that. I think if what the person is doing is not going to hurt anyone else, they should be allowed to do it without others interfering.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
You're right daechardt. No one can live your life for you, even if they have the best of intentions. I made that mistake with our daughter. I realized much too late that she was an individual with her own mind. She has to do what she thinks is best for her. It took me a while to see that. More people (family members) should try to realize that. As long as you have a good education, enough knowledge on any particular subject and think you are making the best decision for yourself, you shouldn't worry about answering why you do anything you do. No interference needed.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I know that I should not let others step all over me, but how do I get that point across to them. I think the best thing I can do is not live with them and only occasionally communicate with them. That way I can feel like I am in control. Thanks for the comment.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
Well, there are two trains of thought. You can either show them a side of you they never thought you had by telling them how you feel or, as you said, live away from them. I've done both. They don't like you when you tell them the truth; they don't like you when you live on your own. There's always going to be someone who wants to tell you how to live your life. I decided I'm not responsible for what they think...or say. I do what is best for me and mine. When they start buying my clothes, feeding me and paying my bills, they can tell me what to do. Until then, I'm going to do what is best for me.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
23 Mar 08
I am free to do God's will.
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• United States
23 Mar 08
Amen Rozie. Amen.....I wonder sometimes how people get by without Him. I sure can't.