The thoughts that were thunk and the goings on of my life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Freedom?

I just had this thought, and I kind of liked it:

"With complete freedom comes a lack of purpose."

Think of the typical soldier, a father, or even an employee. Every one of these people fights for freedom, but ultimately is not completely free to do what they wish, but by that lack of freedom it ties them to an object, thus giving their life a purpose or meaning.

Then think of somebody that is completely free. A bum, an Australian traveler, hypothetical African-man (the guy who is in all philosophical arguments). These people are truly free, they truly have no cares in the world; but with those lack of cares and with that complete freedom comes an omission of purpose in the world.

In order to obtain purpose you must attach yourself to something, thus limiting your freedom.

2 comments:

Michael said...

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."--Kris Kristofferson, ca. 1970 A.D.

"We are slaves to the law so that we may be free."-- Cicero, ca. 60 B.C.

Michael said...

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."--Kris Kristofferson, ca. 1970 A.D.

"We are slaves to the law so that we may be free."-- Cicero, ca. 60 B.C.