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Freedom is the right or the capacity of self-determination as an expression of the individual will but it can never exist

independently because freedom has obligations. Freedom and obligation has a mutual understanding that no man can break. One can never be called free if he violates or ignores what he is obliged to do. It doesn't only mean that one should only think of himself but also to think of others. Having too many laws and restrictions does not work; having too much freedom does not either. Problems occur when too much freedom is given to a society, whose members are not able to act responsibly and control themselves. Just like a household, if too much freedom were given to a child who is not ready for the responsibility that comes hand-in-hand with it, things would get out of control. As a result, children could develop disobedience towards parents, make the wrong choices and end up as a juvenile delinquent threatening the safety of society. On a larger scale, when a nation gives too much freedom to its citizens who have no self-control, the nation turns into chaos. However, not only would these two extremes not function well, there is no middle way either.Tthere will always be various beliefs, values, perspectives, philosophies, which will cause people to generate oposing opinions on these laws and restrictions. Some people consider freedom to be a synonym of democracy. Others believe that it is an opportunity to act freely and express ideas. There are also those who are sure that it is a possibility to do what they want regardless of the impact their actions will have on other people. The meaning of freedom and boundaries of freedom will never stop changing. It is impossible to live in a society where every single person is treated equally. Until this does become possible, some groups of people will experience the freedom they've always dreamed of, while others will never have that chance. Today freedom still remains ambiguous and it comes in many forms. Of its existence there can be no doubt, because each individual experiences it in different ways. If there can ever be a universal definition for freedom, it might possibly be that freedom exists when a person no longer feels confined within his or her own boundaries.

Ostache Tudorel