Thursday, February 14, 2008

Freedom in Chains

One of my favourite words is freedom, - In all it’s variations I have tried to ponder – independence, autonomy, choice. And every time I consider and think about freedom, I always still find myself at that inconclusive point of the ‘delusive nature of freedom’.
If Freedom is a state of lack of restriction and independence where there is autonomy of choice and the liberty of free will.
The wordiness of this definition is in a bid to capture the true meaning of freedom. Notwithstanding, It is still weakly and inadequately represented.
If this definition can be likened or linked to freedom, then is there really such thing as freedom?
We all crave to be free. Free from Influences…
Parents telling us how to live our lives, schools trying to instill certain behavioural patterns,
Free from government colonisation, religious entrapments, manipulation and antics, sinister habits, unwarranted situations. … and all the other freedoms we seek.
It is a common human struggle.
The fight for life is s fight for freedom
And if the above statement is anything to go by, then one can confidently assert that –
To Live is to be free.
Life is evolutionary, which means it advances from one level of complexity to the next. ( complexity is not necessarily complication). And the essence of living life will be to conquer every stage of complexity until we reach the desirable stage of delusion of freedom. Or good still, find a bench mark strategy to cope through the advancement.
Based on this, it will also be true to say that we attain different levels of freedom based on what stage of life we are in.
In other words, there is no total freedom.

What is experienced is a false and temporary sense of freedom, because soon after, we are beleaguered with new and more complex constraints. And another freedom need arises.
It is a circular motion, but this time not quite vicious one. It is simply nature that has sentenced the human race to a continuous fight for freedom.

So, life is really a continous fight for freedom…
Who then is truly free?

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