Liberty: dreaming big, leaping before you look, and exposing yourself to new challenges and foreign environments

-part 4 of 6-

Liberty is about generating a lot of easy income; which means either passive income for work you’ve already finished, or getting paid a lot of money for something that doesn’t take very long for you to do. The entrepreneurial lifestyle is not for everybody; you may have a job you love with great benefits and you want to keep it. If so that’s great. But most people feel stuck: they need their job to pay for all the bills, the car, the house, the family vacations, and they can’t see any options. They aren’t miserable, but they aren’t truly happy, and they don’t feel they have any choices. This can be debilitating. I think you’re capable of more.

This stage is the place to think about your life – are you happy with your home and lifestyle? You now have the power to make significant changes. Humanity has been breaking through boundaries, leading revolution and seeking freedom as the Purest Virtue for thousands of years. Below you’ll find some quotes on what it means to be free; as well as what it takes to achieve it.

Quotes and Expert Roundup

 

reagan

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. – Ronald Reagan

 

albert camus

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. – Albert Camus

 

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For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela

 

morrison

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. – Jim Morrison

 

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“The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon.” – Angelina Jolie

 

chomsky

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“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”
― Noam Chomsky

 

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“Freedom to write, freedom to read, freedom to own material that you believe is worth defending means you’re going to have to stand up for stuff you don’t believe is worth defending, even stuff you find actively distasteful, because laws are big blunt instruments that do not differentiate between what you like and what you don’t, because prosecutors are humans and bear grudges and fight for re-election, because one person’s obscenity is another person’s art. Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.”
― Neil Gaiman

 

orwell
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
― George Orwell

 

wild
“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

scalzi

“1. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about the things they read (or watch, or listen to, or taste, or whatever). They’re also entitled to express them online.
2. Sometimes those opinions will be ones you don’t like.
3. Sometimes those opinions won’t be very nice.
4. The people expressing those may be (but are not always) assholes.
5. However, if your solution to this “problem” is to vex, annoy, threaten or harrass them, you are almost certainly a bigger asshole.
6. You may also be twelve.
7. You are not responsible for anyone else’s actions or karma, but you are responsible for your own.
8. So leave them alone and go about your own life.”

[Bad Reviews: I Can Handle Them, and So Should You (Blog post, July 17, 2012)]”
― John Scalzi

 

woolf

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

 

nin

“Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”― Anaïs Nin, Incest: From a Journal of Love

 

frost

“Freedom lies in being bold.”― Robert Frost

 

Twitter Photo

Twitter Photo

“Stubbornness” is knowing exactly what you want courageously living by free will; never to be judged or ridiculed.”― Michelle Cruz-Rosado

 

“Whoever loves life, loves freedom more.”― Auliq Ice

 

Goodreads Author Photo

Goodreads Author Photo

“Your true freedom is making your own decisions.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

 

Goodreads Author Photo of Lisa Tawn Bergren

Goodreads Author Photo of Lisa Tawn Bergren

“We all have freedom of choice. Over and over again, minute by minute. How will you live your life? For yourself Or for others? For something good? For love? Love.”― Lisa Tawn BergrenWaterfall

 

mcgill

“As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself.”― Bryant McGillVoice of Reason

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

 

nick saban

“When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it’s make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who’s in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you’re investing your time in that.” – Nick Saban

tan
“I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.” –Amy Tan

“I existed on my own terms. I was different my entire life. Some called me divergent, wild, crazy, unpredictable and unconformed—an apostate to the rules of the majority. I called myself God’s creation and found purpose in the madness. When that day came, I didn’t allow other people to dictate how I should feel or act. I learned there was no shame in imperfection because history had shown being different had the power to change perspectives and eventually the world. This is when I realized that flaws had responsibility. This was the day that I learned I was truly BLESSED.” ― Shannon L. Alder

 

steinbeck

“Because Freedom is the most important thing on life, let me Be.” ― John Steinbeck

 

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“It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.”- Florence Welch

 

huxley

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.’” ― Aldous HuxleyBrave New World

 

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