What Does Freedom Mean To Me?
As with anything, words are assigned the meaning that you give to them.
I’ve had varying levels of freedom over the years, each time believing I was free…
Until I became more free.
Freedom is simply the right to choose.
Now the tricky thing is, Freedom looks different to all of us. I might think freedom is not living in the hood. Others with emotional attachments to their hometown may disagree. I might say freedom is not having religious requirements. Others will assert their freedom while observing the religious requirements. I might say freedom is not working for someone else. Another might say they choose to work for someone else and they are still free. Cant argue with those. Because it’s all a choice.
Choice, Variety, Options will look very, very different from culture to culture and from person to person, because we all have different perspectives. We all want different things out of life. So who is to say how another person should or should not define their freedom? It is true that we are so free we could choose bondage. And many of us unconsciously do, while asserting we are free.
So I’ll leave you to ponder the theme song from Diff’rent Strokes:
Now the world dont move to the beat of just one drum.
What might be right for you, may not be right for some.
Everybody’s got a special kind of story.
Everybody’s got a way to shine.
It dont matter that you got not alot, so what?
You’ll have yours, they’ll have theirs and I’ll have mine.
And together we’ll be fine
‘cause it takes different strokes to rule the world.
Yes it does, it takes different strokes to rule the world.