When was the last time you felt totally FREE? Think about it. When was the last time you truly felt the pressures, responsibilities and more importantly the restrictions of the modern world lift from your shoulders? When was the last time if not literally, then figuratively, you shouted for joy, thinking I’m free, I’m happy!
And what is freedom? Merriam-Webster says it’s the quality or state of being free: as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. Do you feel free?
It seems that more and more everyday our freedom and ability to enjoy our lives unfettered is slowly being eaten away. Although we live in what is generally accepted as the freest nation on earth, every day our personal freedom is being eroded.
I challenge you to find anything that is not regulated, taxed or prohibited by powers beyond your control. EVERYTHING, food, clothes, business, cars, houses, water, communication, air, money, social relationships, EVERYTHING, is controlled by someone else or some controlling entity. Again, I challenge you to name anything that is not controlled in some way. You will be hard pressed to do so.
And with loss of your personal control, comes loss of freedom. And with the loss of freedom comes the loss of your right to pursue adventure and living the adventurous life. Your ability to enjoy your life to its fullest is tied directly to your personal freedom.
Loss of freedom is incremental, it does not happen overnight. Many of your losses of freedom come by way of do gooders who “know what’s best for you”. Think Mario Cuomo, and his attempted ban on 32 oz. sodas. He and others of his ilk do their best every day to restrict your personal freedom to enjoy your life as YOU CHOOSE, because they know better how you should live your life than you do. NOT!
No one and I mean no one knows better how to live your life than you.
The purpose of this post is not to call you to any particular action other than to help you to think about how your life and your ability to live it more fully, and adventurously, is slowly but surely being eroded. You will have to decide what to do about it, if anything.
Read these lyrics from the band Kansas, and maybe, just maybe a window in your mind will open. Then take a few minutes and listen to the sound track. I think you might be inspired.
Kansas – Can I tell you?
By Richard Williams – Phil Ehart – Dave Hope
Can I tell you something
Got to tell you one thing
If you expect the freedom
That you say is yours
Prove that you deserve it
Help us to preserve it
Or being free will just be
Words and nothing more
What kind of life will you choose to pursue? Will it be one of freedom and adventure,or one of repression and control? It’s really up to you. You have more power than you think. Exercise it.
Remember, if you Legalize Freedom , you Legalize Adventure.
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