Our free will is never lost, but it is constricted by misuse
Dec13

Our free will is never lost, but it is constricted by misuse

“Are addicts forced to indulge in their addiction? Have they lost their free will?” Such questions often …

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Just because we can’t live without something doesn’t mean that we can live with it
Mar29

Just because we can’t live without something doesn’t mean that we can live with it

Sometimes people may have some addiction such as alcoholism that they feel that they can’t live without. But their…

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The capacity to choose is itself not freedom – the maturity to choose wisely is
Feb21

The capacity to choose is itself not freedom – the maturity to choose wisely is

Today’s ethos exalts freedom as the supreme virtue. Anything that infringes on freedom is labeled dictatorial …

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Temporary relief from self-inflicted torture is not pleasure
Jan23

Temporary relief from self-inflicted torture is not pleasure

Suppose a person who is dragged by a noose around the neck feels relieved when that dragging stops, and mistakes that relief…

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Freedom is most endangered by the illusion of freedom
Dec25

Freedom is most endangered by the illusion of freedom

When people feel that their freedom is threatened, they often protest – and protest vehemently. But if they are led…

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The source of misery is not frustration of desire, but domination by desire
Jan28

The source of misery is not frustration of desire, but domination by desire

When we don’t get something that we want and feel miserable, we attribute that misery to the frustration of our desire.…

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