Freedom. Independence. Connection. These are some of humanity’s basic needs and tenets for survival. We crave and long for each — and so much more.
“We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.” — William Glasser
Are you living in freedom? Are you free?
What does freedom feel like? What does freedom look like?
How free do you feel to express yourself without limitation? Artistically, politically, verbally, physically, mentally, spiritually, career wise, etc.? In collaboration with others, in community, and alone?
Do you feel free and embody freedom with expansive wings? Or do you feel like your wings are clipped and pinned, holding you back?
Are we really free as a populace in the United States and across nations? Do any of us have access to true liberty and independence? Is independence from the system valued or frowned upon?
“The cost of freedom is very high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” — John F. Kennedy
Are we really free in society? Is there freedom of the press? Are we free on social media? Are we free to be dissidents with contradictory opinions? Encouraged or discouraged to be counter-culture? Are we free to challenge the status quo? Are we free to be diverse with a mosaic of beliefs and vocalize them?
“You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.” — Don Lemon
Are you fully exercising your freedom and your rights?
Freedom of expression. Freedom of speech.
Freedom to assemble, to organize, protest, take action, share information, and speak up.
Freedom to decide what is best for you, your health, and body — and your family’s. Freedom for bodily autonomy and integrity.
Freedom to pursue health choices and decisions that fit your lifestyle, morals, medical history, optimal vitality, and wellness approaches.
“Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health of vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.” — Patrick Henry
Freedom to pursue happiness and to live as you wish.
Have we fully activated our freedoms? Or have we willingly allowed strands of our freedom to be stolen from us, one sliver at a time?
“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” — Hunter S. Thompson
How can we all assert our independence and be a catalyst for freedom before all of our rights are stripped?
What can you do to preserve what remains of your freedom and free will? How can you exercise your freedom more? Will you call out injustice? Will you take action when human rights are violated? Will you use your freedom of expression and wisdom to educate and inspire others?
How can you better mobilize and protect the information you want to create, share, and tap into? Without censorship and without suppression? Without boundaries or restraints? Without surrendering your power and submitting to the ruling class or any other oppressive force?
“The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” — John F. Kennedy
Freedom is our oxygen mask to progress. Yet, hardly anyone is breathing, – just fearfully gasping and suffocating – covering their own mouths, complaining the hypoxia is someone else’s fault or problem. When we remember we are free, empower each other, and ourselves, and own and honor our freedoms, we will shift towards the vision of how we want to direct it from here.
Let’s travel this new platform’s dimension together where liberty is the doorway to the lungs of freedom of expression, and the heart of connection and human dignity.
Let’s create our wings together and soar to independence.
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Let freedom ping.
~ Melissa A. Curtin