The word freedom is a term that is used a lot in the United States. We say we want our freedom to say what we want. We want our freedom to be able to do what we want. We want our freedom of speech, of religious beliefs, sexual beliefs, etc. We want to go to war, because we believe by going to war we are protecting our freedoms. Many of what politicians say or do, usually comes back to the word freedom. They say by doing this or that, they are protecting the freedoms that we have here in the United States.
And no matter what party you stand behind. You and I both, are always willing to stand up and agree with the politician or whoever else says it. That we must do this or that, to protect our freedoms. Or they might say, if we “don’t do” this or that, it could erode our freedoms.
Lets face it, we as Americans will say or do a lot of shit to protect or enhance our freedoms won’t we? We love that word.
Here is the irony though. As much as we all agree with protecting and enhancing our freedoms from a political or religious point of view. We never look at what true freedom is. I am not saying that the other freedoms aren’t important. They are, however, they usually don’t impact me as much as the daily freedom that I seek in my daily life.
So what does the word freedom even mean? Here it is, I looked it up for you. I personally like this definition, because it makes the case for the freedom I am looking for. “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.” Which ever definition you choose to agree with or like it doesn’t matter. We all have a similar belief of what freedom is to us.
The political shit, although really good talking points if your business is “Politics”. And yes, I mean your business. Because it is a business, like any other business. For almost 241 years the United States has had freedom as its own country. For those 241 years, we have done whatever we can to protect our freedom, our soil, and our livelihood as a country. Could that be harmed? Maybe, but it is doubtful as this point in time.
Here is the freedom I am looking for. Here is the freedom that is more important to me. Here is the freedom that I care most about. It is the freedom in my own life to do and have whatever it is that I want. Absolute freedom means this to me. I don’t have to rely on anything, anybody, any entity, or anything for my own survival. Which means:
- I don’t owe anybody anything. (except for real estate that generates a profit over and beyond the cost)
- I don’t want to have to rely on one customer to pay their bills.
- I don’t want to have to rely on the government to pay my bills.
- I don’t want to have to make sure I pay my car payment on time.
- I don’t want to have to make sure my credit cards are paid.
- I don’t want to have to rely on my employer to pay me.
- I don’t want to have to rely on my social security check.
- I don’t want to have to rely on a doctor to cure me from the problems I created with my health.
- I don’t want to have to report to a boss that is an asshole.
- I don’t want to have to work for an organization that I don’t believe in.
I don’t want to have to do anything for anyone that I don’t personally want to do. To me this is the ultimate freedom. Some of you think that is unrealistic. Depending on where you are today, maybe it is.
However, it doesn’t mean that it will always be unrealistic. You have the freedom to choose a different path. You have the freedom to make a choice today to change how you will continue to live your life. The question is will you make the decision to do something different or continue doing what you have always done?
I am not sure if it is clear to you by now or not. But the point I am trying to make in the post is to get you thinking about what freedom is. You already have a lot of the freedoms the politicians say you are in jeopardy of losing. Whether you are really in jeopardy of losing these freedoms or not, is exactly what they want you to believe. That keeps their business going. Many of the stuff they are talking about, we are not going to lose.
That is why I am focused on the true freedom that I seek to have. The freedom in my daily life that can allow me to live the life that I seek to live. I am not to the point in my freedoms where I want to be. I am getting closer.
Hey, this stuff takes time, when you finally figure it out. I am working my way towards it. I will tell you the one secret that has allowed me to get closer to this ultimate freedom.
It is very simply that I made a choice to design a life, instead of living a life. Which means, I invested more and more money into my personal development and my self-education. This is the one thing that has netted me more and more returns as I continued to invest more and more in it. You should be making those investments too.
To your success and your future.