Question 2: Freedom

How do you define freedom? Is it physical, mental, both or something else altogether?

  1. The Better Man says:

    I found freedom in prison. Funny, you’d think that losing everything you own and trading it in for a pair of socks, 3 pairs of tightie whities, and a set of red scrubs would be the opposite of freedom. I had lived my life doing exactly what I wanted all my life. I hurt a lot of people in my life by putting myself first. Being first isn’t so bad unless what you do to get there, and what you do when you get there, is destructive. I was destructive. Implosive. But I didn’t realize until I was forced into a time-out that I wasn’t free at all. I was addicted to drugs and sex. I didn’t have freedom. I had compulsion. I thought freedom was defined as doing what I wanted. That’s liberty. Freedom for me is being detached from whatever might hold you down. Prison didn’t hold me down. It kept me confined, but I didn’t feel oppressed. Through faith and betterment programming I not only found freedom, but I found out WHY I didn’t have freedom before. So for me, freedom is internal.

    • islandwriter says:

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hope you know how much it means to me when you share your thoughts here. I know the guys will appreciate what you’ve said and likely have things to say in return. Give me a few weeks to get any responses from them posted.

      Best, Erika.

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