In our society there is great confusion about the concept of freedom. What is it? And when does it become something else?
Just for example, many people think “Isn’t it okay to spray my lawn with toxic chemicals? After all, it’s my lawn. And it‘s a free country.”
Find out what this amazing teacher and philosopher has to say about the true nature of freedom. There are some very quotable quotes here to pass along to your friends.
Freedom without responsibility is license. We have people feeling they can do what they like with “their” land, not realizing that their actions may injure someone else in another place and time. Cutting trees to clear mountain land may cause flooding for a neighbor downstream and cause “my” soil to be washed away, destroying the birthright of another generation.
We should be free to nurture and to care for but not to destroy.
True freedom does not harm others.
Adapted from A Handmade Life, by Wm. S. Coperthwaite (Chelsea Green, 2002). Copyright (c) 2002 by Wm. S. Coperthwaite. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from A Handmade Life, by Wm. S. Coperthwaite (Chelsea Green, 2002).