Certainly, there seems to be some validity to the concept of economic slavery. In a sense we are enslaved by the currency we use.
Without it, we can do nothing in this society and even survival can become an issue.
We can be at the mercy of those who have more of that currency than we do. They control our paychecks, our work and a large portion of our working lives.
But economic freedom is just one kind of freedom that people may be seeking. Others are interested in different aspects of freedom.
Some value the freedom to choose.
Perhaps the freedom to pursue a hobby or an idea is important to you?.
‘Greater’ or ‘Lesser’ Freedom
Most of our ideas about what freedom is, I would suggest, have something to do with what we are trying to escape.
You can move from one type of situation to another where you soon find yourself wishing for a different kind of freedom.
Therefore, I have concluded that it is not just a particular kind of freedom we are looking for. It is ‘happiness’.
You cannot really be happy without the freedom you desire.
If you achieve ‘happiness’, then in a sense you have achieved freedom.
I am not really thinking of that short term happiness, where you have it for a little while. For example, you may be happy about some event or situation today, but that kind of happiness tends to wax and wan with the regular emotions of every day live.
I am wondering if there is a greater place of happiness, one that is longer lasting. Perhaps it is one that never leaves us. Is that possible? Any thoughts?
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