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QuestionWhere does the line between personal freedom and social responsibility towards the common good fall? Who gets to decide? Saphyre Rogers
Angaangaq Lyberth: Saphyre, that was so interesting. When I looked at it first the other day that you had posed a question, wow. Who would ever have thought that someone would ask such a question. Personal freedom and social responsibility toward the common good. You know, that common good, that line, that invisible line lies within you, not as a line in governance or the government or the governors within your community. That freedom is within you. No government of your land has the right to decide what that line should be. Everyone’s needs is different, remember? The need of you, Saphyre, is different from the needs of your brother and sister, of your cousins and aunties and uncles, as it is different from your neighbors and the city next to you and the state next to you, all are different. So the freedom that you have, that personal freedom and social responsibility, all depends on who you are and where you come from. When you define that within yourself that’s when you can make a decision what to do with it. Yes, we do have laws of the land where governments have attempted to make that division. Honor it but also decide within you what it is best for you and the world in which you live. Me, I have attempted to define my own personal freedom all my life and my responsibility for my community in which I live and the world I live in. So I make up my mind for that line. Often I got into silence and prayer that I have done the right thing. Often do I realize how short I fall in my effort. I pray to the Great One you will be able to do that.