Freedom and contradictions

Where there is freedom, there are contradictions.

If I am free to favour an opinion, another person is also free to oppose it. Every rule I respect can be condemned by somebody else. When I am free to preserve my heritage, others are free to reject and ignore it.

This innate tension is the direct consequence of freedom. But we sometimes do everything in our power to smoothen out contradictions and appear harmonious. In the process, we eliminate freedom.

We must beware of a society without any contradictions, for such a society isn’t free.

The price we pay for freedom is having to deal with contradictions. It is a price that is well worth the cost.

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