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Hello!I wonder whether you have ever thought about freedom

  1. Jun 26, 2008 #1
    Hello!
    I wonder whether you have ever thought about freedom, and what is it for you?
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2008 #2
    Re: Freedom

    In my view, compatibilistic freedom is to make decisions without duress.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2008 #3

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    Re: Freedom

    First you need to define what you mean by freedom.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2008 #4
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    Freedoms just another word for nothing left to loose~ Kris Kristofferson
     
  6. Jun 26, 2008 #5

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    Its the word USA uses for French when they're annoyed with France.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2008 #6
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    In the immortal words of the Vandals "America stands for freedom, but if you think you're free, try walking into a deli, and urinating on the cheese"

    People don't have freedom and people really don't want freedom. It's just a buzz word that america throws around a lot.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2008 #7
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    Dude, I have enough homework to do. I don't want to do yours, too.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2008 #8
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    I asked my wife what freedom is. She said that when I finish the yardwork, take out the garbage, wash the dishes, and bring her a box of chocolates she will tell me. I'll keep you posted.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2008 #9
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    No ball. No chain. And nothin left to lose (apparently).
     
  11. Jun 26, 2008 #10
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    another question would be : do you think you enjoy enough freedom?
     
  12. Jun 26, 2008 #11

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    The gf always quotes this line... is it just me, or is it a terrible phrase, and not something to be proud of? :rolleyes:

    Still, I never knew it was by the second greatest KK ever to live.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2008 #12
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    Hmm, I always thought that was from a Janis Joplin song?
     
  14. Jun 26, 2008 #13
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    Kris Kristofferson wrote it in the song: Me and Bobby McGee.
    Roger Miller recorded it first, and then Janis Joplin.
    Wiki: Me and Bobby McGee
     
  15. Jun 26, 2008 #14

    Integral

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    Janis (and a lot of others) sang it, Kris wrote it.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2008 #15

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    To me it captures the true essense of freedom. Material things bind you, when you have nothing left to lose, you are free.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2008 #16

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    Yes, that's what it is to me, too.

    It's true that people and responsibilities tie a person down and lessen their freedom. But I'll keep my people and responsibilites :approve: !
     
  18. Jun 26, 2008 #17
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    For me freedom is when you are free from your fears.

    For example, I've been trying to overcome the fear "what others will think of me?"
    (hope I'll succeed)))

    So it's a long way to freedom, because when you've coped with one fear, you discover another one, which is hidden deeper in your mind...
    Sure, being free from fears doesn't mean you needn't be careful or use your common sense.
     
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