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Selfishness and Freedom

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  1. Baccal

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    I often say I want to be free. Is this desire a common INFJ thing?

    But what is freedom?
    Is it selfishness?

    What is selfishness for an INFJ?

    Is it self-mastery?

    What frees you....?

    I wanna hear your views :)
     
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    why is freedom selfishness?? I can't relate the two of them.
    To me, freedom is not a "natural" thing. It is not a goal. It is an all-dimension state. It is to let go of every restrain you have, every single one of them. I think noone can ever be completely free (not in this world at least) and I don't know exactly how would it be, but I want to experience that at least for one infinitesimal fraction of time. If I could it would be simply beautiful...
     
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    When I can be at complete peace, then I will be free.
     
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    In the psychological sense, I see freedom as the ceasing of unfulfillable desires and ignorance of self. Sort of like Buddhism.

    On a more abstract, political scale, I don't think we can ever be fully independent. Humans are social animals that require the presence of other people to live normally. We can not invent a language or even some of the most basic thought processes without encountering others. This, I believe, is the fatal flaw in ideological libertarianism.

    Freedom in the first sense is not selfish. Freedom in the second sense, is.
     
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