The more freedom you have, the less security. The more security, the less freedom. It’s a spectrum, and you can’t really have all of both. You must decide for yourself what level of each is acceptable to you.
In certain high risk situations, security should take precedence. Bodyguarding, PSD (personal security detail), Department of Corrections, zombie apocalypse, etc. But that also means that you need to do what the security team tells you so that they can do their jobs more effectively and keep you safe.
Or you can fore go the security team, do what you want, when you want, where you want. There is more freedom, but you are now left to your own devices to secure your own safety. Do you have the power to protect yourself? The more powerful the opponent, the more powerful you must be.
And you must bear that power with responsibility.
So, it is a balance. And this applies to any entity. Individual, family, organization, community, nation.
The danger is when one person, group, or organization decides to tell you what level of freedom vs. security you may have without your consent.
Freedom is not free. If you have freedom, then there will always be someone trying to take it from you. Maybe piece by piece. Maybe completely in one fell swoop. But freedom is not free.
Freedom is a delicate thing and must be protected.
If you want to keep your freedom, then often you must fight for it. Whether through debate, through protest, through education, or through violence. You will have to fight for it. And it will cost you something. It will certainly cost you time and effort. Sometimes it will cost you blood.
Want the most of freedom and security? Then you must take responsibility for your own personal freedom. You must take responsibility for your own personal security. You must take responsibility for your own personal training to empower yourself to have both!
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