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Freedom. What an inspirational word. Freedom, to me, means to be able to walk, talk, dance, prance, swirl, and twirl without anything or anybody stopping me. I want the freedom to challenge what the media say about religion. I want to be able to praise and worship my God without any atheist or agnostic telling me that I’m some simpleton who worships some guy in the sky. Freedom is being able to make choices in my life without the government telling me what to believe or not. I should be able to pursue the goal of satisfaction without anybody trying to abridge my pursuits.
Everybody has a distinctive perception of what freedom is. To African Americans, freedom means having the right to vote, not having to be persecuted for communicating with someone of a different background, or to be able to go to school with Whites, Latinos, Asians, etc. For multifarious Americans, freedom means having the right to own a gun and to speak one’s mind without the trepidation of being jailed, losing one’s job, or even harmed for it. For the impoverished, unemployed, or the sick, freedom for them is being able to find a job, get a shelter, or get better without bringing fear in others. Freedom differs from person to person.
“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools” Ever heard of that quote? Napoleon Bonaparte was precise when he said that the world wouldn’t be the same if people didn’t dream the impossible. Without the freedom of imagination, our planet would be uninspiring. Just envisage how our lives would be different if we didn’t have the telephone, internet, airplanes, microwaves, television, Facebook, penicillin, Youtube, and other conveniences we now take for granted. These imaginative inventions have incredibly made life easier and vastly improved the quality of our lives. The human mind is like a fertile piece of land that blossoms under the appropriate conditions. With freedom of imagination, a lot of things are possible.
In this essay, I’ve been discussing what freedom means to me, how freedom differs from person to person, and how we have the freedom of imagination, but does freedom have limitations? Obviously, freedom has its limits. There is a tremendous difference between having the freedom to speak your mind, and having the freedom to murder a multitude of people. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led a campaign that encouraged Blacks to take action for their rights. Nowadays, all one hears on the news are reports about people killing, being murdered, robbing, and raping, numerous times a day. Apparently, the citizens in a society with too many laws and restrictions will always be rebelling, protesting, and fighting for greater freedom, while a society with unrestricted freedom eventually slips into a state of pandemonium as the population becomes recalcitrant. To prevent this from happening, people should not abuse their freedom.
Over time, free societies have given its citizens the freedom to imagine and innovate, and these have led to spectacular discoveries and innovations. It’s a natural human instinct to want to be free and dream of the possibilities that freedom brings. Some people may have a different interpretation of freedom, but one thing that everybody agrees on is that freedom creates peace and opulence. Many people have been spit at, jailed, or even killed for trying to gain freedom. If everybody had freedom, this world would be a better place. This is what freedom means to me.
I'm a 7th grader boy and I want you to critique my essay :) Lots of opinions would be appreciative.
I'm Black you know? lol
Asked By: Bob - 1/22/2013