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The definition of freedom (?wealth?)

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  1. moyjos

    moyjos Well-Known Member

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    saw Oprah on TV this morning and I liked this quote.

    I think it embodies the true wealth that we are striving for.

    My definition of real freedom comes from the movie 'Beloved,' where the character Sethe that I played says, 'Freedom is waking up in the morning and deciding for yourself what to do with the day.' Imagine that.

    I must admit MOST of my days I can decide what and when I need to do stuff.

    I can't quite do nothing without it being noticed :( but if I really want to swan off and do something for myself I can arrange it without too much hassle.

    Husband is not quite at that level yet. He still needs to work (although a lot of that is because he does not like to relinquish control :). )

    What is your take on freedom?
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    That's a great definition however with a husband, 3 children and businesses, I am far from free - but at this stage I would not have it any other way.
     
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    Good post:)

    I define it in similar way.
    We all have different goals, but at the end of the day if you can wake up in the morning and have a choice where/what you want to do then I think that means you are free off the shackles.



    MTR:)
     
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  4. Ace in the Hole

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    We are all free to do what we want with the day.
    Few have paid for this privelage in advance, but most will be paying for it in the future.
     
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  5. Bayview

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    Freedom is;
    1. Not having to work at all.
    2. Money is no object
    3. Terrific health
    4. Stable family.
     
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    BV
    I think number 3 and 4 is an absolute bonus, but life is lotto, those are out of our control.
    I also think best things in life are for free.

    You can have money and choice but if you don't make the most of it then you have nothing really.
     
  7. geoffw

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    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Its also certain "death" for many, because many of us need the routine of a "life planned" whether by us, or forced upon us because we wont.

    ta
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  10. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Answer me this :
    Could / Would you still do that job / business / renovation / development / etc for zero money? If not, why not?
     
  11. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I already am doing my job for zero money.

    If the startup is not successful I will receive nothing- but I have been doing a job I have really enjoyed.

    If it is successful it could be very good indeed.
     
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  12. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Then I applaud you, Geoff
     
  13. Ace in the Hole

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    Technically, you could be in jail and still meet those 4 criteria.
    However, jail is about as far away from freedom as you can get.