Quote: Maintaining Freedom

“Freedom or independence means that our lives are shaped by personal priorities rather than external constraints or social pressures. It means we are able to follow our own deepest values and exercise our judgment even when others disagree or disapprove. To maintain independence, we must recognize our natural human tendency to assimilate–to gradually conform our ideas to those of groups or leaders that we like.” 

Wisdom Commons

 

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One thought on “Quote: Maintaining Freedom

  1. Not sure about that sentence beginning ‘To maintain independence . . .’. Without thinking about it too much, it doesn’t necessarily seem to follow (to me) the bit about assimilating the views of groups or leaders we like as a characteristic of independence. Do others agree with this?

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