Monday, March 5, 2012

On Freedom

We live within a framework of laws and infrastructure, roads and buildings, a manicured, bulldozed, framework of society; to what extent we are free within that framework is arguable but there is a framework to which we must conform.

Is an ant free in an ant colony? Can the ant leave and join a bee hive? No, it must be an ant. It would never occur to the ant to leave the colony and venture off to independence because it exists within a boundary that it cannot experience the outside of.

So freedom is a relative concept most often tossed around in banter and rhetoric as opposed to any meaningful discourse on the human condition.

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