Freedom

June 21, 2010

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.  It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.”……….Mohandas Gandhi

I have had a lot of freedom in my life and have erred often but the errors have been mine.  I think that’s the gift.  I’ve also not been the kind of parent who frequently pushed his children to do things they didn’t want to do.  I’m the kind of boss who lets people do what they will for the most part and they do OK. 

I’m no Gandhi; I do what I do because I would rather not have the confrontations occasioned by imposing my will on others and because, well maybe I’m lazy or simply don’t want to get involved.  In any case I like the concept of allowing others the opportunity to succeed or to fail in their own endeavors with their own hands at the helm.

When I look back at my life there are areas where I disappointed myself and others but on the whole I’m pretty satisfied.  The things I wish I had done are few and I didn’t do them because…….I just didn’t.  What I’ve done, I’ve done and no one else is responsible.
 

Posted June 24, 2010

1 Comment

That’s a pretty good testimonial to freedom, I’d say.
Charlie Green

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