One of the most interesting parts of our society is that fact that we all have an opinion. In recent years, we have all learned how to share those opinions, for better or for worse. As frustrating as listening to uninformed opinions can get, being able to voice those opinions is, in my view, the most valuable asset we have. Without the ability to share opinions…well, we’ll just save that for another post.
Day after day, we debate issues we virtually know nothing about. We all have opinions on these issues, but very few of us have actually thought things through, or even have the ability to think these things through. One mostly misunderstood issue is “Liberty.” Very few of us know what it is and even fewer of us know how it should be applied to society.
I have read quite a few books in my day and a common theme I run across is how the trained mind and the untrained mind differ. We often overlook the fact that someone needs to learn how to think. Trained thought doesn’t come naturally, it doesn’t just appear and it most certainly doesn’t become more valid with popularity. Trained thought is what it is.
I stumbled across an intriguing video a few weeks ago. Now that I wrapped up a few projects, I decided to post it. It’s one of those things that needs consideration and can’t just be viewed haphazardly.
The video deals with things we often don’t think of – liberty, self ownership, our place in society and society’s place with us.
Watch the video. Then, think about all the areas of society and your own life where the principles are relevant. Then think about all the things we debate everyday and try to apply just a bit of the training this video offers to help flesh out these issues. I think you’ll find that arguing issues gets easier when you have a basis for your arguments.
The Philosophy of Liberty