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posted by [personal profile] ginnyvos at 11:50pm on 05/05/2010 under ,
Today is the 5th of May and in the Netherlands, this is the day we celebrate our freedom and remember what freedom means.  I would love to hear what it means to you as well.

Today exactly 65 years ago the Netherlands was freed from the German reign and this denoted the end of World War II. Yesterday we remembered the people who died in wars across the globe. Today we remember that we are free and have a lot to be incredible grateful for. Freedom. It's magnificent and beautiful and too big to behold and freighting and never complete but so, so necessary.


Freedom for me is the freedom to be me, to have my own opinions and my own thoughts, and the freedom to be a woman, a dreamer, a student, a bi-sexual, a human-being, not religious,  and everything else. Freedom is the freedom to make mistakes and the freedom to speak up and have a voice in how things run, no matter how small. Freedom however, is also the freedom to stay quiet, the freedom not to get involved, the freedom to be different and not be judged for it. Most of all maybe, freedom is the freedom not to think about freedom constantly.

Freedom however, is also responsibility. Freedom, to me, is the responsibility to use that freedom but to never stand in the way of someone elses freedom. And because of this, freedom is never absolute.


My sister just said; Freedom is the freedom to be who you want to be, not so much to do whatever you want to do because it isn't, but purely to be the person you want to be.

I thought it was an incredibly striking and wise thoughts and so I included it here.
location: The Netherlands, Europe, Earth
Music:: John Barrowman - Time after Time
Mood:: 'contemplative' contemplative
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posted by [identity profile] stargate27.livejournal.com at 09:14am on 06/05/2010
I don't believe true freedom exists. You will always be subjected to certain things that will take your freedom away in bits and pieces. If not by other people, than by your own basic needs.
 
posted by [identity profile] i-am-zan.livejournal.com at 05:07pm on 06/05/2010
Someone (its a high likelihood it would be one of Minekura's characters) said something along the lines of

Freedom is not just about flying free but having somewhere to land.

I kind of like that a lot.

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