Which is the greater freedom?

July 29, 2010 6:15pm CST
I came across this question in my reading: which freedom is the greater? Freedom to, or freedom from? I personally belive that these two freedoms come hand in hand for the most part. If you want freedom from someone or something then you also are desiring the freedom to do something. What do you think?
4 responses
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
10 Aug 10
The freedom to do what you want to do, the freedom to have the life you desire... For me this is the most important but often impossible goal. But if you reach this, you could easily gain your freedom from whatever you want.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
10 Aug 10
Hi dear, I think the freedom factor is depends on person to person and depending on the situation the person belongs. If we have all kind of freedom and what else we can look for? Extra freedom, which is what we sees now a days on the streets. The freedom is exploited. There was a time people lived under slavery and craved for freedom. At that time a civilization suffered a lot all over the world. Here, in the modern world, what is looking for freedom, freedom to live with some one else's belongings. Freedom for theft, freedom to whatever people like. Or else? Now, the generation doesn't know how to guide the freedom what we have. It is exploiting and we ourselves are making the way for it. I am right? Regards, Thank-s
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
8 Aug 10
I personally think 'freedom from' is greater than the 'freedon to'. Freedom-from connotes something that you've already gone through, or currently going through. And freedom whatever suffering that is makes it more worthwile. Freedom-to on the other hand could mean something you haven't experienced yet. So, if you don't know it, then there is no appreciation for it. But, that's just me.
• India
30 Jul 10
Living indepentantly is the greatest freedom. Living alone and doing good job, earning sufficiently and having comfortable life withuot anyone's help is considered as a happy and freedom life on this earth.