- Liberty – freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction […]; power or right of doing […] according to choice
- Freedom – an absence of undue restrictions and an opportunity to exercise one’s rights and powers
So, both terms have to do with the absence of restrictions, obligations, limitations or what we might otherwise consider to be a constraint. Adding the notion of “undue” we could think of simply “the absence of unwanted constraints“.If living a good life, having a good career and being valuable to the world and the marketplace is important, then being able to choose how to use my freedom in the moment to optimize my freedom over time must also be important. Toby Hecht of The Aji Network has said that he doesn’t have the freedom to play the piano, because he never accepted the obligation to practice. To make that personal for many of my readers… you need to learn to use social media tools… you need to engage the Internet community… Not feeling any obligation to do so won’t help you avoid the consequences of being lost in the marketplace when you’d like to have opportunities, just like not accepting the obligation to fill your car with gas won’t help you avoid the consequence of running out at the worst possible time. Here is a safe place to start. Feel FREE to post a comment… I don’t require that you log in… and then you will have it out of your system.