Freedom is the word, everyone loves the sound of it and yet few understand what it means. Some people claim freedom isnt free, and yet this is simply not possible. After all freedom is exactly that, free. It is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. No government can ever supply or for that matter allow freedom. On the same hand no group or organization can be free, it is only as individuals that we can truly be free.
So how do we help others understand and do this? For myself as an individual, the answer is simple. To be free I have to simply decide that I am and act on that decision. My freedom is not reliant on external sources, it is only reliant on each of us as an individual. Now the arguments abound regarding our ability to be free or to maintain freedom once we realize it. Governments and groups around the world love to maintain the idea that without their benevolent guidance we are unable to have their version of freedom or rights as they like to call them.
It is my belief that because of government most humans are incapable of realizing they are free only by themselves as individuals. Individuals innovate, create, think and above all do everything that governments are given credit for. Billions of individuals have been tirelessly indoctrinated to believe that they are apart of a supreme collective, a hive mind of sorts. And yet, every day somewhere on the planet another innovation or advance is completed at the hands of a single individual or the hands of individuals working together. Government is an entity that is made up of the leeches of society, those individuals who would rather live off of the labors of others.
The indoctrinated billions have been taught and trained that they can contribute or receive from the labors of others. They have been taught that they in fact deserve the labor of others. The opposite is the reality however, and the eventual result of this mindset will be the stagnation and eventual demise of humans as a race. To see freedom we must as individuals promote it. To promote it we must be individuals, not preach or talk or philosophize alone. After all philosophy without action is mental masturbation. Sure it is fun, however, totally without real function. Action is necessary as humans have always and will always do as you do not as you say.
Some believe we need revolution a physical act of violence against the government itself. And yet, this in itself would do nothing to positively change anything. Millions would die or be displaced and nothing in the end would change. I do believe we need a revolution, however, not a violent one. I believe we need a physical revolution of action individually. Show others that we can live daily without the need for government or leaders. Grow gardens, hunt game, live life all without incorporating government into it on a daily basis.
Through my words supported by my actions I have seen dozens of wonderful individuals discover their individual freedom and come to understand that they can be free. Through the wonders of agorism and voluntaryism I have seen hundreds enlightened and grow into wonderful individuals. After all, voluntary human interaction is really all we need to understand to have a functioning society. Everything else comes as a result of this, agorism is the free interaction and voluntary trade of goods and services between individuals voluntarily without government restrictions. I practice this daily, sometimes in secret and sometimes in the open.
So here is a solution for you who seek freedom, free your mind, learn to think on your own without restrictions, sanction or interference from others. A simple way to can be accomplished by shutting off the television, putting the phone down, turning facebook off for a week or so. During that time study something you have always wanted to learn about. Write your feelings and thoughts at the start, engage your significant other or best friend in discussion about non political things. Change your approach to others for a week, just a week. And at the end of that week, write down how you feel. Compare it to your previous thoughts and feelings. You will be pleasantly surprised. Who knows you may find that plugging back in has a completely different feel.
Make a habit of unplugging regularly. I do it all the time, for a day, an hour or weeks at a time. Refreshing and recharging the mental faculties allows me to remain mentally free. In fact I am better able to decide upon future actions and current activities. I find I am less likely to allow minor disagreements to cause me angst and more likely to be accepting of the many variations that exist in we as individuals. Freedom is my goal, freedom is my desire, I am free now, are you?
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