Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - Meaning of Independence

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@Bruce - thank you for stopping by and for spending time with family. One thing I can do only after a couple of days of travel.

@Carolyn Ann - I interpreted the author's sentiment as feeling comfortable with people you trust. Certainly, you never feel safe just with anyone.

@Pamela - thank you for stopping by.

This was very inspiring... sharing it with my friends. Thx. :)

Freedom is not feeling vulnerable to each other. Freedom is feeling secure from harm. Freedom is being able to be who you are, without feeling judged, or fearful because you don't conform, or do.

Freedom is controlling your own destiny, and it's not about feeling secure or not alone. Freedom makes no guarantee about that. What it does guarantee is that we can say what we want, to whom, and not fear violent repercussion. The vulnerable aren't free - they're too frightened to be free. The vulnerable will never be free - they fear too much to understand what freedom is. They are the naysayers in the land of the one-eyed man. They prefer their blind crowds, because within their connections, they have a sense of safety. Freedom is terrifying; as it, probably, should be. Because the person whom is not frightened of freedom truly does not understand what it means; the fearful, those who express vulnerability, have no capacity to revel in freedoms glories, either.

I have no fear of freedom. I fear those who exclaim their vulnerability. I fear they will limit my freedom, so they don't have to follow that one eyed man.

Carolyn Ann

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