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What do you think about the freedoms nowadays?
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:28:16 am »
Hello,

I was just wondering what is happening with the freedom and how the freedoms today (if at all) is different from the freedoms in the old days. Here is what i found on the matter:

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/01/freedom-now-vs-freedom-past

What do you guys think, what should be changed and more specifically with the situation of private corporations giving access to agencies such as NSA and FBI.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2016, 11:26:03 am by never »

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Re: What do you think about the freedoms nowadays?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 11:27:55 am »
That's what's going on, basically...


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Re: What do you think about the freedoms nowadays?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 11:33:50 am »
hahaha nice one.




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Re: What do you think about the freedoms nowadays?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 07:24:01 am »
I think when it comes to freedom for women, things have changed immensely.Women can now make their own decisions freely without being dependent on anyone.Jobs and social status have improved greatly.But people are still judgmental,that is one thing that has never changed.People should learn to accept one another and try to live in harmony.Mend it not end it.

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Re: What do you think about the freedoms nowadays?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 11:00:52 am »
Freedom appears to be a dictionary definition, something that we read, yet we cannot perceive in reality.

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Re: What do you think about the freedoms nowadays?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 12:35:35 pm »
Freedom appears to be a dictionary definition, something that we read, yet we cannot perceive in reality.

I hope some major change does not occur to feel the real lack of freedom. Although to some extent we are all in some set of chains, wherever we go.

I really like idea of "The Paradox of Our Age" article by Bob Moorehead:


"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; big men and small character; steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce; fancier houses but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember to say "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."


It was clearly inspired by the Dalai Lama and the poem of the same name:

"We have bigger houses but smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgment;
More experts, but more problems;
More medicines, but less healthiness;
We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We build more computers to hold more information to
produce more copies than ever but have less communication.
We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;
Tall man but short character;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It's a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room."


Many people find truth in these words and even attributed them to other people, like George Carlin.
I find truth in these words - do you?

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Re: What do you think about the freedoms nowadays?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 12:41:00 pm »
What do you guys think, what should be changed and more specifically with the situation of private corporations giving access to agencies such as NSA and FBI.

Even if we want change, it should be on a massive scale, otherwise it won't matter and it's won't trigger a real change. Private companies and government agencies are too big to fight, so there needs to be another change, triggering the end-result (such as spying and etc.) At least you have the freedom to chose what to write, how you write it, on what OS or whether to write it at all or communicate in other ways.