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Freedom Your Responsibility

Road Rage As An Example

Road Rage As An Example

With every freedom comes responsibilities.  What were or are your responsibilities when you get your driver’s license as a teenager? Who gets into accidents and gets traffic tickets if they don’t drive carefully?  You did and still do.

People make a big deal about not getting to exercise their basic rights anyway they want to.  Should they be able to kill innocent people because freedom of religion is their basic right and it is their religious belief that people who do not believe as they do should be killed?

What happened to freedom of speech?  It has gotten to the point that the American flag can be flagrantly desecrated, but sometimes not allowed to be displayed even on private property.  What about the recent disputes about what most people think is the Confederate flag.  Can I still display one on my property and I will if I want to.

Which one religious group has been attacked to the point that they don’t have freedom of expression anymore.  Christianity appears to be being phased out of the country while other religions such as Muslims and atheists are being allowed to promote themselves publicly and force their religious beliefs on others who do not believe as they do.  So what is the major religion or some version of it or non-religion that are apparently becoming the national beliefs of America?  And whose freedom of expression should not be limited by anybody even those whose beliefs do not agree with theirs?

What about some Jewish people who eat Kosher food.  Are other people forced to shop or work in their Kosher butcher shops or eat in their Kosher restaurants?  Do they eat or work in places that do not have Kosher food?  No; but some Muslims who do not believe in eating pork want to force butcher shops and restaurants serving pork to not serve pork so they can eat or work there.  These Jewish people obey their consciences and this limits where they can work or eat.  Why not the Muslims?

With rights come responsibilities and if you don’t become responsible for how you express your rights, then you still have to accept the consequences.  People can have weapons and use them to defend themselves within certain limits; does that allow people to use them anytime  or anyway they want.  NO!

Coming:  The PC Police And Who It Effects.

 

Freedom From What?

Over the last several years, I have experienced freedom in several areas of my life.  In some cases I did not know that I was not free.  Free from annoying habits, extra weight, using a walker.  It all came as a surprise to me a few months ago although it had been building up for most of my adult life.

I “know” things better.  I am more observant.  I notice things that I used to miss.  I “see” things in life from a different point of view.  The great communication explosion has  helped me to do this by giving me the knowledge and experiences necessary for change.  If you are frightened of changing, you limit yourself to the tried and true but do not embrace the new.

How I used to think of things led me to be unhappy. I realized that I carried these habits and beliefs around like ancient, heavy luggage:  what made me mad; what would make me cry; what I needed, but didn’t have to make me happy.  It was like I was keeping score and things added up and made me miserable.

It is like I have a fresh clean slate and I can erase anything that I write on it that does not work for me.  Happiness is a state of mind when you are free from negativity.  Just because negativity is thrown towards you, you don’t have to hang onto it or throw it back.  Where possible let it go; act like you have an invisible Teflon shield.  You will move a lot easier in this world.  It happened to me.

 

 

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