By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for the engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Viktor E. Frankl
And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyong our control. Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your best self; for that does fall within your control.
Only the disciplioned are truly free. The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.
Stephen R. Covey
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Freedom discovers you the moment you lose concern over what impression you are making or about to make.
If you have never heard of Bill Watterson or zenpencils, than I would like to change that today.
Enjoy his latest and (as always) totally awesome cartoon:
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To finish today’s post, I wish my beautiful girlfriend a ha-ha-happy birthday! May you find the courage and the strength to invent and live the life you want to!
Sure, there are million ways to succeed, but in the end every success is in its nature pure freedom:
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Succeed in whatever strange way you want to, and you will agree.