Question: Throughout history, people have fought for freedom. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.” Which in essence means freedom consists in the ability to do anything that does not harm another.
Do you agree with this saying?
Answer: Partly. This is not the full meaning of freedom, but at least the first and main point.
Question: If we consider the concept of freedom in terms of communication between people, how free are we in our behavior? We understand that our genes and environment almost completely shape our behavior. What, then, is our freedom?
Answer: It is to put yourself in the service of the connection between each other, which leads everyone to the most beautiful state—to unity. This is the only thing we need to realize, as the possibility of free motion between us.
Question: From the point of view of nature, should a person be free?
Answer: From the point of view of nature, this is not given at all. Freedom does not exist in any biological organisms, including humans. But by rising above one’s egoistic nature, by getting out of oneself, a person can reach a new, altruistic nature and there find freedom in the form of bestowal and love for others.
Freedom is a way out of egoism.
From KabTV’s “”Communication Skills” 9/11/20