Why do people want to limit freedom? Okay, there are some things that shouldn’t be tolerated. Moses and others found that to be true, and so we must all look into the possibilities of behavior and decide what we should be free to do and what should be reasonably limited. A better question might be: Why do people want to limit freedom unreasonably?
Why do people want to abuse freedom? This question again harkens back to Moses and others finding some behaviors unreasonable, but others are just not mentioned. People will often abuse their freedom to harm others and/or themselves. Why would they choose to do so? Is it too difficult to behave reasonably? I don’t think it normally is, but then we don’t always feel normal. We will quite often choose to eat the third or fourth doughnut or drink the third drink or do something in excess or abusive.
We do need each other to be more reasonable. We need to listen, look in the mirror and ask how we are treating others in all things we do. Then, I dare say we might not be so quick to try to restrict someone’s freedom unreasonably, and we might be less inclined to abuse our own freedom.
So, what am I trying to do with my freedom, and hoping others won’t unreasonably restrict it? Here’s what I am working on today:
I am trying to start a real estate investment fund that invests real estate using sustainable green management including preference selling to local sustainable green farmers;
I am trying to start a Welsh Internet media website to promote excellent production of Welsh-based programming;
I would like to find a clay art mentor;
I am working on a new production this weekend – shooting today of a film short trying to encourage people to get out and vote and participate in the democratic processes they have available to them;
I am writing for sure.
Let me know what you are doing or if you would like to help me.
Daniel A. Jones, November 6, 2011