What Is Freedom?

Our free will to do what is within our power.

These actions may be bound by our constitution. Or the political will of our country or society.

But what is a will and how can it be free?

There are wills to power and discipline.

This last statement allows a certain kind of permission.

To be equal and able also implies we need to work to earn our freedom.

However, there is a means to freedom that has no bounds other than the bounds of the human condition.

These bounds are seen through the proper use of impressions.

Like using works to accurately describe a picture.

It will take many practice times to gain the proper use of these words.

In the same sense, each person knows it is their ‘will’ that they must use to discipline their actions.

The preconception that we will be free when we do the right thing or moral or be virtuous, is like naming the unnameable.

Hence, the need for philosophy to learn what way will allow us to be free.

Again, freedom can be illusive when we are blinded by fear or ignorance, but we must learn we are willing and able to be free at birth or through education or by applying our will and discipline to achieve our freedom.

No amount of rhetoric will make you free when you are bound.

To learn to live, requires a philosophical idea that knows no bound.

Some say that idea is to do no harm. The proper use of impressions and the practice to discipline our impulses or desires. With our faculty of will…

Veggies Vs. Meats

Is it reasonable to stay like we are and do what we do?

Don’t answer that, but perhaps it is time to look at what we are doing with food.

There is a great debate which involves many big problems on planet earth: climate change, to eat or not eat meat (our health and welfare may depend on it), and changes are being spurred on by new concerns and interest due to Covid-19.

The exact place to start in this quagmire of change may be to start reading about the great debate.

Please support the effort and read the link below about meat and veggies.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/meat-good-or-bad?slot_pos=article_1&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=authoritynutrition&utm_content=2021-11-12&apid=33698272&rvid=7004c9f8ea76b5b149637b040bea52dca121a678ee4be0447b2fa425e9fc4e77

Why don’t all B.C. workers get Sept. 30 off for Truth and Reconciliation Day? | Vancouver Sun

Why don’t all B.C. workers get Sept. 30 off for Truth and Reconciliation Day? | Vancouver Sun
— Read on www.google.ca/amp/s/vancouversun.com/news/local-news/is-sept-30-a-stat-holiday-in-bc-for-truth-and-reconciliation-day/wcm/f922ed94-a704-44b1-b66f-62012984d2de/amp/

Holidays are subject to people.

Here is a new one to learn about because it is only a week away.

Check it out.

Education is key.

Please support the effort.

Something, Incredibly Organic

Inside, there is a life.

Peace, lots of emotions and thoughts, a collection of poetry.

Ah, philosophy, a way to think about wisdom and love.

Photography, a picture that represents an impression of the nature of things.

Technology, a growing concern that represents some hope for the woes of the world.

A changing picture of things going on around the world.

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PROPER USE OF IMPRESSIONS

Compassionate Math

The democratic nature creates change, one vote are a time.

Remember to take what you need and leave the rest.

Follow your heart into the future that sustains earth and a global or universal citizen.

Practice non-violence, one kind act at a time.

Add your voice to the choir of love and compassion to grow a better life.

The economy of compassion is a currency to improve positive change.

Count each gentle, patient, self-controlling, good….

Add the good life and let the bad life go.

Use critical thinking to live a compassionate way of being.

What is the best antidote to fake news?

www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-antidote-to-fake-facts-real-ones/

Some good opinions are being frustrated by the popularity of Authoritarianism and fake news, hate spin, fear of the unknown and the effects of COVID stress.

I believe in two ways of coping with stress or any other problem life may throw my way.

The first is do no harm and the proper use of impressions which is something akin to living the good life.

An older, perhaps dated poem says, “…keep your virtue.” Again, not the easiest thing to do when times are good, let alone now.

And the other is more abstract, don’t act like this in public, but in private put your ‘good life’ to good use by practicing these principles primarily for your family, friends and self. Don’t do this publicly, put it to good use by working hard to do no harm and put the above principles to good use. With this kind of anonymity you are less likely to be harmed by fame or fortune.

You will be less likely to harm anyone through loosing your ‘virtue’.

But the pandemic is a special case, we all need to recover by doing what is best in our own situation and that puts public pressure on us all.

The facts are that these vaccines are our best good practice. The best science can offer. We need to have faith this is the best answer and curb unscientific, misinformation and fake news.

So, find courage to take the vaccine so we can take our best shot at putting this pandemic behind us.

Human Rights Day | United Nations

Human Rights Day commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
— Read on www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day

Ideally, each of us has the ability to become a global citizen.

I do this through writing, travel, and working as a responsible person.

To act in a way to promote more cooperation and collaboration, but to sustain what works and find better ways to be free.

Be a part and make a move that works better today.

Human Rights Day

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_Day

Insight from the Dalai Lama 2020

“Basically we are all the same human beings with the same potential to be a good human being or a bad human being….The important thing is to realize the positive side and try to increase that; realize the negative side and try to reduce. That’s the way.”

It needs to be said by the people we know and trust.

We are all trying to behave well and live a balanced life and living more in the moment.

We are trying to ‘do no harm’.

Please support the effort.