Skilled at Being Free

America is known for being the land of the free. Freedom is something that everyone should enjoy, but it requires something more from its citizens than those who lack freedom. Freedom requires decision. Places that lack freedom make decisions for people. While many of those situations are horrible and inhumane, there are places where people have lived with others in authority making decisions for them for so long that they are not able to decide when they finally do have the freedom of choice and, therefore, struggle to enjoy the idea of freedom. This is as true in an autocratic socialist nation as it is in a household with a “helicopter parent”.

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