Essay by cj12345 October 2003

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Freedom to me is the cornerstone of our society, some people take freedom lightly, and some people value freedom greatly. There are three types of freedom that we have: Physical, which means we have the freedom to live where we want. True, which is to be free from all habits, good and bad. Individual, being able to express oneself in a way that makes that person feel good about himself or herself. 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, that is, there is a maximum amount of physical freedom you can have. Physical freedom means we can go where we want to go: 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 Physical freedom that some don't have. A person in the United States cannot just hop on a plane and fly into North Korea.

The second type is True freedom which is 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...