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Freedom is not about being without constraints or without responsibility. That is not freedom.

No, the freedom I’m referring to is the willingness to step outside of the social constraints that bind us to others’ opinion of us and do that which we were born to do, that makes a difference, that changes the course of not only my life, and, your life, but the lives of thousands and millions around the world.

Like a bird in search of a cage.

So much freedom, so much choice, so many opportunities to matter.

And yet, our cultural instinct is to find a place to hold us, a spot where we are safe from obligation and the opportunity to choose.

Because if we choose, then we are responsible, aren’t we?

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