When you wish you had a crystal ball, or not.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This post is the seventh of a series of fifteen posts about freedom during the COVID-19 crisis. These posts must be read in order, starting with the 6th post would make absolutely no sense to the reader. Enjoy reading and above all, enjoy reflecting.
Now, does individual freedom take precedence over security? Well, no. Careful! Security must be properly defined before putting it up against freedom. Let’s take an example to gain a better understanding. Let’s say I’m an active person and I love playing basketball. Every evening, I go outside to dribble my ball. My neighbours can’t take any more of this noisy ball dribbling every day. They want to stop me from doing sport. In this context, even if we wanted to prove it, my neighbours are not being deprived of their freedom to have peace and quiet. What they want is to have peace and quiet in their own homes and possibly wherever and whenever they decide. Do they still have a choice? Well, yes, they can have peace and quiet at night, in the morning, during the day, in the countryside, etc. Personally, I also have the choice of being able to do sport in another place, but why would I? I can do it at home, but if, for example, a parked vehicle prevented me from using my basketball net, I would have to fall back on the principle of freedom and go and do sport somewhere else. And so on, we offer freedom first before taking it.
To be continued tomorrow…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on May 15, 2020 by Coach Danny