Friday, September 13, 2013

Seeking for Freedom~~

I once had an argument on freedom. That was long time ago, once upon a time when the brain was an active tool...
but today, the word 'MERDEKA' or independence has rang the word freedom once again. When people are looking for freedom, they seem to forget that they are human and human have limitations. but putting that aside, is doing whatever you want is freedom?

what are the extent of the word freedom?
this is totally on my opinion. but i wish to see this as the only goes...

let us put on a line of continuum, the level of freedom and call the very far right end is 'total freedom' and the other far end is 'total slavery'. In the ideal world we live in, i think nothing can be considered as total slavery because to the very least, a slave can still decide for himself of what to do and what not to do. And every mankind has their very own level of freedom based on their commitment and responsibility. A pious man in Christianity might have different obligation to those of a normal Christian what more to a person from other religion.

So let's talk about the one point that arguably has brought great controversy, 'total freedom'. Imagine a world of 'total freedom'. One is allowed to do as they deem to. Anything that seems interesting is okay to do, no rules nor regulations to obey. Is that even ideal? You think it is? okay then, let me put it this way. If i can do whatever i can, then i can easily steal things from you, beat you and it is my right as it's a 'total freedom' world. Oh now you want to claim that it is your right to ask it back from me and beat me? i don't care i can still do whatever i want to do...too bad

It is not ideal the word 'total freedom'. Not even slightly. It never exist and can never exist. Thus, it tells us that rules are needed to be followed. What rules are the most ideal? I hold upon the Islamic rules because my faith tells me that God knows what is the best for It's creation.


p/s: in the next talk of freedom, i'll talk about my views on rules and regulation in order to maximize freedom

1 comment:

Leng Chai said...

exactly what i've been thnking. i mean, all these people shouting freedom of choice... theyre just making excuse so that they can do something forbidden