What is freedom? The word, the feeling and the meaning of freedom is really hard to achieve nowadays. Different people have different views on what freedom, really is. For some, freedom is if they are simply happy with life and nothing goes wrong, for others is if they can think freely and express themselves in the way they want to. Some, even tied by the many rules of different religions, consider themselves free. So what is freedom after all?

Let’s begin discovering the meaning of the word, “freedom”. In a very short sentence, freedom is the exemption from external control, interference, regulation and dependence.
Reading carefully the description of freedom, we see that it is, actually absent. Everything in this world, is connected. And I really mean everything, I challenge you, and anyone here to point out something that isn’t somehow dependent of something else. It’s really a tough challenge, because everything is dependent of something.

Now we get to the point where we have just realized that the word “freedom” is actually a paradox. But we can’t let this feeling, this word die like this. Millions of lives were taken to achieve and defend “freedom”. You may ask yourself, if there is nothing free, then why do people fight for it?

I personally like to call it “Human Freedom”. Human freedom does not have the same meaning as the word “freedom”, I added the word “human”, to complete it. With human before freedom, the meaning of the word totally changes. Instead of referring to the absence of dependence overall, it focus only on human connections. Being able to express yourself freely, not being a slave to someone else, the choice to be whatever you want is what human freedom really is.

Freedom itself does not exist, but human freedom does, our freedom. Because after all, humans worst enemy are humans. Don’t get me wrong and think that I believe in Governments crap, I am a supporter of logic, and our laws and society are not working, we need to change and fast. I am a great supporter of The Zeitgeist Movement, and I believe that not even one side of political views can be totally correct, there is no such thing as perfection.


– Guilherme Pedrosa

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6 thoughts on “Freedom?

  1. 67damwa says:

    Freedom is lack of external influence in ones activities and even in making decisions

    • Yes, to be more exact, you are talking about freedom of speech and freedom of choice, but never forget, we are always dependent on each other. I think that freedom of speech and choice are also joined by the opinions of others. Knowing and learning different perspectives about different subjects it’s one of the most important things to do, when you are trying to find an answer for something. The lack of different opinions is not freedom. You can never have all the answers on your own. Throughout my life, and others lives, we have the possibility to see different perspectives, unlike others that are brain washed when they’re just born.
      That’s what I tried to explain here, two heads are always better than one, even if one of them is wrong, because then, you know what you shouldn’t do.

      Thank you.

      – Guilherme Pedrosa

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