I Choose the Freedom of Others’ Conformities

If you think the title is confusing, read all the quotes below to figure out my message.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Romans 12:2, Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV)

Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. Without the possibility of choice, and the exercise of choice, a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.”
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 3rd President of the United States

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1864), 16th President of the United States

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th President of the United States

“…there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Writer, “Lady Windermere’s Fan” (1892)

“There are three things that are the motives of choice and three that are the motives of avoidance; namely, the Noble, the Expedient, and the Pleasant, and their opposites, the Base, the Harmful, and the Painful.”
Aristotle (384-322 BCE), Philosopher and Polymath

“There is no such thing as freedom of choice unless there is freedom to refuse.”
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish Philosopher

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
George Washington (1732-1799), First President of the United States

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni (fl. circa 450 BCE), Philosopher

Thanks for Reading!

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