Fear of Freedom
Posted by honestpoet on February 21, 2007
Hitler said that people would rather believe a lie than to be free. Of course he used that common human trait to the hilt.
Freedom is scary because it means you’re responsible. You’re responsible for your own actions. Every minute of every day.
I choose freedom. I think what feels true to me, do what feels true to me, even if that means defying convention or even the law. I can’t help it: it’s my nature. That’s why I call myself Honest Poet. I refuse to lie to be nice or get along. I won’t pretend that a lie is the truth.
I search for facts, and try to make good choices, try to judge what’s right at any given moment, doing my best to cause the least harm I can.
I see each human being for what she or he is: a human being, each with her/his own hopes and fears.
The world without blinders on dazzles, and sometimes terrifies.