The Power of Freedom

How often do you have to get out there a quick monumental decision that changes relations. To be brutally honest or tell a white lie? To break up or make up?

Humans enjoy their comfort zones. They build set out bricks and fill up the cement, erect walls to build their own comfort zones, shielding themselves from the ‘outside world’. And when some sesmic event dawns upon them, it tears down the walls and forces them to face the cold hard truth. No man is an island.

My wall came down when I had to decide whether ‘To Fly or Not’ to see my grandpa upon hearing his passing. His last journey with us and I hesitated. Foolish Foolish me. My wall was ten floors high and I have been snuggling in it for the past few weeks. Everyone else was moving quickly, booking flights, settling leave, and I was thinking maybe I could get away with not going, paralysed by fear of settling leave, fear of not completing some leftover tasks, of being frowned upon.

The fear and anxiety is a very typical symptom of modern society. Just see the number of people who turn up to their GPs requiring anxiolytics, antidepressants. There’s always a feeling that someone else owns us. Your boss, your job, clients, the government, your relationship. Sometimes, it is just too much for a person to handle, or sometimes you are just oblivious to it.

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The sense of freedom at the peak where you look down on all there is before you, filling you with awe, fear and pure joy!

Freedom comes from never having to answer to anyone else but yourself. Even then, you are trapped within yourself unfortunate. True freedom may perhaps bring chaos and unruliness rather than order in this world. And Financial freedom opens will open alot more doors to you, giving you the option of saying ‘No’. When you have a choice between working and spending time with a sick relative, you will less of a dilemma.