"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Friday, October 21, 2005

Two Types of Freedom

there are two types of freedom. "freedom from" and "freedom to". in north america we have freedom from oppressive dictatorial political systems that would deny us our basic human freedoms. this "freedom from" came at a great cost over the past 200 plus years. as brave men and women have put their lives on the line. many paying the ultimate price and countless others baring physical and emotional scars to buy our "freedom from".

i believe you and i have a responsibility to the legacy of those who have given us our "freedom from". i believe we have a responsibility to fight for our "freedom to". because we have "freedom from" we also have "freedom to". freedom to pursue our dreams, freedom to become more than we are, freedom to reach higher than we do now, freedom to achieve more, freedom to pursue our purpose, freedom to leave a legacy for our families. "freedom to" is costly. not in the same way as "freedom from". "freedom to" will cost you who you are as you become a different person. who you are got you where you are, but who you are will not get you where you want to go. "freedom to" will often cost you what you're doing. what you're doing got you where you are, but probably won't get you where you want to go. what are you doing to fight for your "freedom to".

-mike tuttle


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