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Freedom = Difference. Do You Want It Or Not?

Sometimes us humans are hypocrites. We spend lockdown moaning that we’ve lost our freedom.

And then whilst sat in that restriction we’ve bemoaned, we tap away on keyboards and criticise, judge and “advise” people who are different from us.

Difference comes from being free. So you can’t have it both ways, folks.

Lyrics from songs, lines from films, they stick in our heads because a brilliant writer summed up much truth in few words. Take this, written by Paddy McAloon, founder of Prefab Sprout:

“…two things you should be slow to criticize
A man’s choice of woman and his choice of work.”

And you could add many other things to that list.

Personal criticism is not accepting someone else’s difference. Dismissing the choices they have made with their freedom.

Freedom. Do you want it, or not?

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