And now for a few words… (Part one)
…on the idea of freedom
I know of but one freedom… and that is freedom of (ones) own mind.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use
Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences
Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion
Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves
Humanity is free at the moment it wishes to be
Humans fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most humans dread it
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err
Freedom is an illusion. A state of mind that created by a species that has this thing we call reason. As such we automatically think we are better than others, not just the animals, but those around us. Not as good looking, as smart, as successful, as rich. Our freedom has cost us connection. We say we fight for freedom, yes, but we most often mean we fight for our idea of what that means. Is that wrong? Is that right? That is for you to decide.
The moment one thinks about their idea of free… another is repressed…. and the cycle continues.
A Poem By Any Other Name. (Spells a recipe for disaster?)…
The great Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Vision of Sin” contains this couplet:
“Every moment dies a man,
Every moment one is born”.
Well not to get too picky but actually According to the Population Reference Bureau’s “2010 World Population Data Sheet” 1.8 people die every second, 108 a minute and 4.45 people are born every second worldwide or 267 a minute, on the average. While most western nations (and a few Asian ie Korea, Taiwan and Japan), are stagnant or in decline, other areas are not. Africa alone is expected to DOUBLE (perhaps more depending if they can get the birth rate down faster… NOTE TO THE CHURCH (you know, that entity that is run by people without vaginas)… BIRTH CONTROL IS NOT A BAD THING and if you REALLY understood the big picture and REALLY cared about the human race as a whole ,…and women’s rights…, you would see that… but I digress….) its population by the year 2050 to 2,000,000,000!!
……….. Doesn’t have quite the same poetic ring to it, does it?!