Freedom, what does that mean to you?
According Google, the meaning of freedom is as follows
1. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
2. the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
I asked my friend Mark what the word meant to him and he said..
"Having the right do do the same as everybody else with no threat of persecution"
I guess I haven't ever thought about what it means to me before. There has never been a moment I have needed to.
I count myself a lucky person, I grew up and live in a country where I have the freedom to do and say what I want (although some actions have consequences) without fear.
I don't live in fear of my government or the authorities and I go to bed every night safe and secure in my own home.
I have the freedom to choose my own path in life and have the freedom to make my own choices about my body.
I can travel freely and choose where I would like to live.
Thinking about it I take my Freedom for granted, I don't really ever take a step back and think about what it would be like to live without it until today.
Freedom is a right we all deserve but not all are given. How terrible it is that there are people out there who have to fight for their freedom in this day and age. Freedom shouldn't be a luxury in life!
To me freedom means the ability to live my life freely without fear.