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Learn to retain your freedom, born with it? How to go about it?

Long time ago, a small community voiced a set of laws or codes of behavior: Males and females voted on the laws after a calamity that decimated the village.

The neighboring villages refused to even listen to these laws: They felt cleverer than this community and were comfortable with their customs.

The laws were orally spread to far away communities. A few villages selected the items that satisfied their life-styles, and the chief or the council of elders contributed in the trade-off discussions.

A few villages edited the laws and interpreted them differently.

All the villages never got to the last items in the laws that stipulated: “You are born free. Learn to retain your freedom”.

This items was the abstract one among the other more practical in nature for running the daily life. And it was Not logical: Why you need to learn to be free if you were born with it?

Many people were burned alive for voicing publicly this right and considered to be heretic persons and witches.

Nowadays, this item is back on the list of laws, but the operationalization of how and what to learn is muddy and diverse.

War in mostly the preferred option to subjugate other communities into abiding to laws that don’t suit their conditions, situations and world views.

 


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