Friday April 21, 2023 (Journal Entry)
All I’m doing here is contributing my point of view to the world. Why does that matter? The world is only free as long as each of us is allowed the ability to express ourselves. But does the freedom to express ourselves come with any responsibility? I believe that it does.
The freedom to express ourselves is not about ensuring everyone lives a particular truth, or that everyone is free from all restrictions. Both of those taken to their extreme are anathema to living socially. There must be some shared truths, among them do no harm, and respect everyone. Generosity and mindfulness are key virtues that freedom is built on. Generosity includes making sure that everyone has equal opportunity to live a rewarding life. Mindfulness includes speaking truth that is designed to help everyone, not just yourself or those you choose to associate with exclusively.
One thing worth mentioning is that there is no room for anger in a civilized society. Anger leads everyone down the wrong path. If you are acting out of anger you are either being misled, or you haven’t yet grasped what freedom truly is.