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    Oct 19, 2008 6:37 AM GMT
    ARE YOU FREE?
    If so, why do you feel it...what gives you that sense of freedom?



    I really felt euphoria today! It gave me an overwhelming sense that I am free. Out in nature with no TV. Perfect weather, no crowds, cool breeze, blue clouds, natural desert surroundings, a big pond with a small water fall and most of all....a buddy that really made me feel GOOD!!

    Now, what about you...care to share???
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    Oct 19, 2008 6:48 AM GMT
    As long as I retain my mind, intellect, and imagination, then I feel very free.

    Nothing scares me more than dementia, specifically Alzheimer's: the thought of slowly being drained of my mental capacity makes me feel sick.

    But for now I'm free!
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    Oct 19, 2008 1:30 PM GMT
    ... of late it has been my financial situation that has determined my sense of freedom. so no... i haven't been feeling really really free these days icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 19, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    Not really. Everywhere I look there are ads telling me what to buy, what to look like, how to think. Gotta be successful, fun, intelligent, and self-sustaining to rise above the 'good enough to fuck but not to date' category.

    I guess my 'go fuck yourself' demeanor is somewhat liberating, but its more of a knee-jerk reaction to the intangible forces I can feel shaping my life.

    Doom and gloom on a sunday morning - hrm, go figure. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 19, 2008 4:16 PM GMT
    What makes me feel free? Good question.
    For me, the experience in my heart of being loved by God causes me to feel free. What does being free mean to me? I would express it as having a deep sense of well-being and hope, even in the midst of hard times.



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    Oct 19, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    I'm free because I have no obligations, except those happy ones of a loving partnership and friends. I'm retired, and there's enough money to satisfy me forever, regardless of what the stock market has been doing.

    I don't have to work, don't have to answer to anyone, don't have to do anything but enjoy life. And to please a loving partner, who pleases me no less.

    We have no debt, I buy everything cash, from cars to motorcycles to RVs, the only recurring bills being piddly stuff like utilities and insurance. We save money faster than we can spend it. We each have our own incomes, and we are, to use an old expression, each independently wealthy.

    And so we share with others, through charities and in other ways. Because we have the freedom to focus our attention where we choose.

    Just 2 hours ago we told a friend, who's having trouble meeting her electric bill, that we will change all her electric bulbs to the energy-saving fluorescents, and install a "smart" programmable thermostat to reduce her AC use here in Florida, all at our expense. And if she still can't meet her electric bill, we will cover it, though she doesn't know that yet. That's the freedom we have, to help others.

    I sometimes lose track of the day of the week, because my schedule is my own, a luxury of retirement, not based on the workweek. I always carry a Palm PDA with me, so I won't forget my social commitments, which I suppose is a leash of sorts, and not freedom. But this leash is of my own making, which I can break at any time, not something anyone else can force me to obey.

    I'm glad this thread came up, because it made me realize how truly free I am, the most free I've ever been in my life.
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    Oct 19, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    BioMatty saidNot really. Everywhere I look there are ads telling me what to buy, what to look like, how to think. Gotta be successful, fun, intelligent, and self-sustaining to rise above the 'good enough to fuck but not to date' category.

    I guess my 'go fuck yourself' demeanor is somewhat liberating, but its more of a knee-jerk reaction to the intangible forces I can feel shaping my life.

    Doom and gloom on a sunday morning - hrm, go figure. icon_razz.gif


    Hmmm maybe go for a walk in the forest..... Nice time of year there up north...I lived in Ontario and I loved it!!
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    Oct 19, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidI'm free because I have no obligations, except those happy ones of a loving partnership and friends. I'm retired, and there's enough money to satisfy me forever, regardless of what the stock market has been doing.

    I don't have to work, don't have to answer to anyone, don't have to do anything but enjoy life. And to please a loving partner, who pleases me no less.

    We have no debt, I buy everything cash, from cars to motorcycles to RVs, the only recurring bills being piddly stuff like utilities and insurance. We save money faster than we can spend it. We each have our own incomes, and we are, to use an old expression, each independently wealthy.

    And so we share with others, through charities and in other ways. Because we have the freedom to focus our attention where we choose.

    Just 2 hours ago we told a friend, who's having trouble meeting her electric bill, that we will change all her electric bulbs to the energy-saving fluorescents, and install a "smart" programmable thermostat to reduce her AC use here in Florida, all at our expense. And if she still can't meet her electric bill, we will cover it, though she doesn't know that yet. That's the freedom we have, to help others.

    HEY WAY TO GO!! That's what I call making a difference....


    I sometimes lose track of the day of the week, because my schedule is my own, a luxury of retirement, not based on the workweek. I always carry a Palm PDA with me, so I won't forget my social commitments, which I suppose is a leash of sorts, and not freedom. But this leash is of my own making, which I can break at any time, not something anyone else can force me to obey.

    I'm glad this thread came up, because it made me release how truly free I am, the most free I've ever been in my life.
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    Oct 20, 2008 2:05 AM GMT

    Letting the top down doesn't make you free, azstreaker. icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 20, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    Letting the top down doesn't make you free, azstreaker. icon_twisted.gif


    What top are you talking about??
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    Oct 20, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
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