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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007, 06:15:44 pm »
I, personally, would say it's in the mind.  I think it is possible to be free mentally and spiritually, but still be bogged down in the "real" and physical world.  I think a good example would be any of us here who are in a less than ideal occupation.  Unfortunately, it seems there are some games you have to play.  Because apparently hospitals don't take charm and charisma as currency. 

You can be free in jail.

Look, freedom is the act - not a state of being - of doing what YOU want to do, no matter what happens because of that.  When Martin Luther King, Jr went to Birmingham jail, he was a hell of a lot more free than the people who put him there.

Problem.

Most people have lost what they truly want in a tangle of cables, asphalt, and self-pity.

Sucks to be them.

Of course, but what to DO with them? 


Doesn't seem right to just let them slowly bleed out in the closet.

Who put them there in the first fucking place?  Not me.

I'm not convinced responsibility in a lot of these cases lands on an individual.

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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2007, 06:23:50 pm »
I'm not convinced responsibility in a lot of these cases lands on an individual.



Who is responsible for YOUR freedom?
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2007, 06:25:42 pm »
Me. 


But if I get ill, my wife and family.
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2007, 06:27:51 pm »
Me. 


But if I get ill, my wife and family.

I didn't ask who was responsible for wiping your ass, I asked who was responsible for your freedom.

If the answer is ever anything but "yourself", then you aren't free.
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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2007, 06:34:13 pm »
So if some drunken jackass flips his SUV onto my lap, it's my fault?
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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2007, 06:40:47 pm »
So if some drunken jackass flips his SUV onto my lap, it's my fault?

What's that got to do with freedom?
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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2007, 06:52:15 pm »
Seems to me we have a part in everybody's freedom we come in contact with.
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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2007, 06:57:15 pm »
It is surely obvious that freedom is a choice we all make for ourselves.

Beyond this, it's just a matter of how good you are at it.

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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2007, 06:58:31 pm »
It is surely obvious that freedom is a choice we all make for ourselves.

Beyond this, it's just a matter of how good you are at it.

Oversimplification, IMO.
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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2007, 07:01:30 pm »
stop gumming the gears of the elite machine with your sticky gray areas, netaungrot.

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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2007, 07:06:54 pm »
Seems to me we have a part in everybody's freedom we come in contact with.

Nope.  Freedom doesn't have SHIT to do with car accidents, etc.  You can TRY to STOP someone from being free, but you can't succeed without their approval.
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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2007, 07:07:45 pm »
It is surely obvious that freedom is a choice we all make for ourselves.

Beyond this, it's just a matter of how good you are at it.

Oversimplification, IMO.

Nope.

By the way, I hate your fucking sig.  It is royally jacking up my formatting, and is about to trigger my hate gland.

Just saying.
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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2007, 07:09:57 pm »
TGRR, you can block sigs win the profile menu.


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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2007, 07:12:40 pm »
TGRR, you can block sigs win the profile menu.


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Re: A Clarification:
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2007, 07:14:01 pm »
It is surely obvious that freedom is a choice we all make for ourselves.

Beyond this, it's just a matter of how good you are at it.

Oversimplification, IMO.

Simple things work better.  And this idea is 100% application, so I think it's appropriate if unacademic.