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  • Freedom can exist

    Any sort of being that is limitless and without constrains can be considered free. Some people can argue that it is God, some people can argue that it is the universe itself. Some might even argue that the human mind being in theory limitless is in fact free. Does freedom exist in the world? To some extent perhaps but not fully. However freedom can exist. Therefore the possibility for it to exist makes it real.

  • Freedom can exist

    Any sort of being that is limitless and without constrains can be considered free. Some people can argue that it is God, some people can argue that it is the universe itself. Some might even argue that the human mind being in theory limitless is in fact free. Does freedom exist in the world? To some extent perhaps but not fully. However freedom can exist. Therefore the possibility for it to exist makes it real.

  • People Can Think Whatever They Want

    Freedom does exist--inside the confines of the human mind. The FDA tells us what we can and cannot eat. The TSA tells us what we can and cannot take on a plane. The NTSB tells us what can and cannot be driven on American roads. The only place where true freedom exists on this planet is inside our minds. No one can tell us what to think, no matter how much governments tell us how to live.

  • Sure it does. Freedom is a variable of "being completely on your own".

    Freedom does not mean "you can do whatever you desire", but rather "you can TRY to do whatever you desire". And if some politician, pastor, or family member is telling you "no you cant"... Well, all you have to do is just not listen to them.

    Being truly personally free is hard, though. Very hard, and can be very dangerous.

  • It does indeed exist.

    Within the framework of laws, physics, biology, relationships and the world around us there is freedom. I don't think you can say that freedom does not exist to any degree or extent. Freedom is in many cases a matter of perception and interpretation. It would be important to define freedom to really argue whether or not it exists but in general I certainly believe that it does.

    Where there is possibility and choice, no matter how much or little influence is otherwise at play from various factors, there is a degree of freedom. And arguably, in some cases there are plenty of possibilities and choices in a given situation.

    The whole ideas of accountability and responsibility are completely and utterly meaningless without the acceptance of the concept of freedom. If you believe you are in any way responsible for any actions of outcomes experienced in your life... Then you believe in freedom. It is simply a question of extent or degree... Not whether or not there is freedom.

    But hey... Freedom is a pretty abstract concept. And as I said earlier... It is open to interpretation.

  • It is always our decision

    Whether it be the taxes we have to pay, the laws that we have to follow, the president we elect, or the morals we have to follow... It is all our decision to do it or not, ultimately. We chose them or 'we are forced to chose them', because we know the consequences of not doing them. However, there is always a way to get what you want if it is fine by people around you. Here, I am not talking about society restrictions but the consequences of our own choices. You can deny what the impact of your decision on the society but you can't deny the impact of your decision on the environment and its contribution towards earth. Kill people - someone else would be 'inspired' and teach others who would come around and kill you (yes... Big believer of karma).
    If we look at a particular situation at a time, we can change them according to our requirements as was done during the french revolution, or situations like signing petitions and protests for reelecting the president. For these situations however, we have to think as a big giant mass of people who have made a decision and half of whom are now willing to change it.
    Overall, I can say that we have the freedom to change what we chose or decide to make, but the freedom to change the way humanity or nature works is with no one thus can be excluded from the definition of freedom.

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  • This one is neutral

    Yes, you can be free internally, but on the other hand, we are not free physically. While no one is making us work, the peer pressure makes us think that we are enslaved, but we can,"Break Free". But there is no need to commit such act, when we are already free, right? All in all, this is a pretty valid argument on both sides, and this one chat was to spark up some more ideas. I'm gonna stay neutral, so this one doesn't count! :p

  • You can overcome the constraints

    There are laws that put constraints upon our freedoms yes. But, we have the freedom to break these laws. Nothing's stopping me or you from going outside and stabbing someone. There are consequences yes, but that shows we've got freedom. Also in our minds we are totally free. We can disobey the laws of humanity and science. In your mind you can imagine yourself in another country then another in two seconds. You could imagine yourself as some sort of warrior maybe or an animal, the possibilities are endless and no one can stop you from thinking what you want.

  • It doesnt exist!

    Wherever you go there are rules , these rules are called law. Law is everywhere so therefore there is no such thing as freedom!. Even if there is no law then there is some sort of thing that is some sort of guider to you like your parents/guardian or your brain itself , you have your own principals!.

  • No, Freedom does not exist.

    We all have our boundaries and rules to co-exist and we all deserve to exist, freedom means that you could tresspass on other people's wisdom and take theirs. Which is what is happening right now with a neo-liberal capitalistic system which depraves third world countries freedom at the expense of more wealthier nations.

  • No one has Freedom

    My opinion regarding freedom vs no freedom is that one is always tethered to something or someone. We must abide by State laws and Federal laws. Driving privileges. World treaties and going to war. We are attached to family whether one sees them or does not see them. Like them or not like them. There is required education. Parents must pay a fine for their child's truancy. There will always be something in one's mind that restricts them from doing something that they want to do. Buy a house. Fulfill their dreams. Get married. There is no freedom in marriage. Or hatred. Or inequality. Hunger. Or homelessness. Humanity in its most precious form engages us with the world despite one's protest or refusal. In closing, I would like to state that there is no freedom in the past or love. Or in one's memories.

  • I would Like. But its difficult to support something Like a free will.

    The science shows that there are many external factors. Out of government or ethics, there are also experiences from the otherness world, experiences brought by our senses. Our opinions are just an answer of how we Were thought or how we learnt. Our thoughts are always influenced by others words which are the reflection of ancient ideas which Were brought by the relationship of "being and world". I would Like to challenge anyone to answer this and Prove I am wrong. I will be certainly thanked.

  • We are determined

    Don't matter religion or philosophical side, their both show more things to think that we are determined, religiously God determined us, since salvation and options. Philosophically, we can't choose anything free, we are determined to choose always things that someone before took, inclusive we choose things by our manner of think, our brain is determined think of that form.

  • Freedom is always constrained!

    As previously stated, as long as there are laws, there isn't freedom. Theoretically, to experience true and pure freedom, is to be able to do anything without consequences. It is to be unafraid to act a certain way and express you opinions. To be fully free. You have to be both mentally and physically free. You might be able to physically do anything, like perhaps murder someone, but you will be mentally constrained by the intuitive fear of the consequences of doing so.

  • We are not free

    We are shackled by the bounds of society. We are forced to go to school, do homework, and then later work to earn enough money to survive. We may have the choice of what job we do, but we don't have the freedom not to work at all, unless we're rich. Even then, we are trapped in buildings we put up, and trapped by the limitations of our own minds and bodies.

  • We are not free

    We are shackled by the bounds of society. We are forced to go to school, do homework, and then later work to earn enough money to survive. We may have the choice of what job we do, but we don't have the freedom not to work at all, unless we're rich. Even then, we are trapped in buildings we put up, and trapped by the limitations of our own minds and bodies.

  • Freedom is a lie, but it is also a reality

    True freedom may not be present in our life's and we are all mostly controlled by the government and they tell us that we are free, and we believe it. The irony is they are also telling the truth since we do recieve a sort of freedom from them, it's just that its not true freedom. A freedom where we can do whatever and whenever we want and do as we please

  • No Total Freedom

    Considering our general living as human, we are faced with a lot of challenges and difficulties, which we every now and then sought for ways through an escape root, thank God this may at some point work out well for us. However, the question is, Does proffering a solution on the problem confer on us the assurance of it reoccurrence or of a similar situation? The answer is a Capital NO

    Therefore, as humans, we only seek liberty and an escape root out of every appalling situation and not total freedom.

    In as much as we have rules and laws that guide our daily living we are most often bond by them, which does not in anyways correlate with the meaning and principles on which the premise of Freedom stand.
    ©Sylvester Gold


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