Ethan P English Essay

Submitted By ethan9796
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Pages: 3

Freedom to me and my family is the cornerstone of our society, some people take freedom lightly, and some people value freedom greatly. There are different freedoms that we have: Physical, True, and Individual Freedoms. Physical, meaning we have the freedom to live where we want. True, meaning which that makes that person feel good about himself or herself. Individual explaining that this freedom allows each person the opportunity to make the decisions that govern their life, and makes our quality of life higher because it gives us the ability to pursue our dreams. First there is Physical freedom, which means freedom to live where you wish without restrictions, freedom to travel, and ability to make a living where you choose. Physical freedom is finite, there is a maximum amount of physical freedom you can have. Physical freedom means we can go where we please: one can get in a car and drive until they wish to stop, hop on a train or bus to visit a friend, fly to another country to view history. There is also freedom that some don’t have. A person in North Korea cannot just hop on a plane and fly into the United States.

The second type is true freedom, to be free from all habits, good and bad, doing what you believe you should do to be good, not just acting from an automatic unconscious habit of being good, and because you have the will power to be good, even in the face of strong temptation. There are good habits and bad habits, but true freedom is release from both, so in a sense good habits are bad, because they bind us. True freedom is freedom from past and present, good and bad, thoughts and actions. True freedom means the power to act using wisdom rather than compulsive desires and habits. True freedom comes from being guided by your wisdom. Without true freedom, your life is ruled by authority, influence, moods, habits, and environment.

Last but not least, our individual freedoms. Our founding fathers escaped…