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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Freedom update

I've been thinking philosophically about the concept of freedom. I am not free, because i'm bound by a work contract that i don't like. But is that all? When i'm through with it, will i become really free?

What is freedom? Dictionary definitions include: "Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action", "Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition", "The capacity to exercise choice", "Ease or facility of movement", "Frankness or boldness; lack of modesty or reserve", "A right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference" (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition).

I define it as "being able to live and express myself the way i choose".

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