FREEDOM

 

Freedom is certainly the supreme good for anything alive, especially for intelligent beings.
We shall not attempt any in depth definition. Let the one of a dictionary suffice: "ability to act at will without restraints."
"Restraints" -the accursed word. Ignorance, weakness, ill health, morals, laws. All these -and billions more- are restraints. But, there is a hierarchy to them. The supreme restraint is to be in prison or live in an oppressive society such as a police state, the next is not to be alive, the next is to have a bad health and, after that, to be ignorant.
Life is never above freedom. Safety and security are always second to freedom. For without freedom life is torture rather than enjoyment and pleasure.

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