Freedom & Security
Freedom – a multifaceted word.
A word used specifically to describe the ability for a person to move without restriction. It can also be used to define a state of mind; being completely free from prejudices, stigmas and stereotypes. It is a defining quality of Man’s spirit.
Security – a multifaceted word.
A word used specifically to describe a sheltered, protected and safe state of existence. It can also be used to define a state of mind; being completely free from unpredictability, sticking with the tried and tested and stationing yourself with the familiar. It has become a defining quality of Man’s spirit.
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Both, are diametrically opposite ideals. If you strive for one, you would have to give up the other. While you may try to strike a balance, but as long as you’re not the one determining where the centre lies, you will never be content.
I have complete freedom of speech, expression and association – any attempt to curtail it is in violation of my nature. The very imposition of exceptions, might it be “public security”, “public order” or “public morality” is therefore harmful to my existence. If I am totally free in mind, then bigotry, racism and hatred will not be part of my life.
For those that may insist on ‘fear’ and ‘discrimination’ as being part of their message, they are free to do so. They are free to be themselves.
There are no such things as “sensitive issues” or “hurt feelings”. These are refuges of the weak, the shackled and those deceived by Security. If you feel “sensitive” or “hurt”, then the problem lies with you, it is not the fault of the message or the messenger. YOU must learn to listen, contemplate and understand – only then will you be able to appreciate your Freedom.