To be free? Free from what?
You are not free from eating. We all have to.
But we would like to choose what we eat
We are not free from breathing.
But we would like to enjoy it. To choose the air we breathe.
We are not free from our bodies but we would like make the best out of it.
Are we free from love?
Most creatures have to love.
But we would like to make a choice. Of who and how to love.
Are we free from desires?
I don’t think so. Even if we desire freedom it is still a desire.
Even if we understand what freedom means.
Is nature itself free?
It is not. All living things strive to survive. Why?
Why are we all trying to survive?
Are we free to choose? To not survive?
Yes we are.
But if we choose freedom to make a choice to not live.
Are we free after we die? We will not know.
Is there freedom without us knowing, appreciating it?
So we have freedom to make choices in matters that we do have choices.
But is it complete freedom?
Or are we trying to make the best choices in life because we don’t have freedom not to make choices?
So what is life but a set of choices we have to make, even if it’s a choice to be free?
It is all in our mind.
You and only you can decide to be or not to be.
You are free if you feel free.
But we all have to make our choices.
Are you free?
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Viktor E. Frankl