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Safety or freedom? Which is more important and why?
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This is an extended discussion section. Don't give one-word answers without saying why or elaborating on your choice
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Awww , I remember this . We did this in English class .
Everyone had to choose between safety or freedom .
We said something like this , " We`d rather be the ugly weed on the side of a mountain than the beautiful
flower being watched continously by people . We`d have more experience and enjoy life more . "
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Freedom, obviously. Losing freedom opens you up for dangers within the government. There is no such thing as perfect safety.
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Nayru wrote:

quote from Benjamin Franklin:

"He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither."


What a great quote.

Never give up your freedom for safety.

that is a great quote
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Safety. I feel free to do things which I want to do when I feel safe. Yes, to me, safety ensures freedom in my life.
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LIBERTY is always with SAFETY.......

in our state of mind....we must be aware of our doings(freedom).... it depends on our choices...
and I know basically, a person wouldn't choose a certain choice that would harm himself....
though there are cases if a person he loved is in the odds and ends of life....
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For me, freedom is more important. A bird would rather go out and explore the beauty of the world instead of getting locked inside a cage. That's from a bird's perspective. It is safer for a bird to be inside a cage because it doesn't need to worry about getting eaten by other animals. Moreover, the bird doesn't need to find food. However, it doesn't have an opportunity to use its wings. Birds are meant to fly. They are meant to explore. Wild animals actually have more experience than pets. Pets will be too dependent on their masters that they won't be able to handle situations outside of the houses on their own.

Animal cells don't have cell walls for a reason. Lack of cell walls allows increased flexibility, and it allows animals to move around. Would one rather be an animal or a plant? It's safer to be a plant, but plants need to give up on freedom for safety.

And there's no such thing as absolute safety. My personal belief is that anything can happen; it just depends on the possibility. Might as well go out and explore the world before it's too late.

Well, that's just my opinion. Everyone has different perspectives on different things.
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Is it possible to be completely safe though ?
Eventually you`ll have to die .. that being said , I don`t mean to tell people to go out and stand in front of a truck ..
But living being locked up inside without freedom .. it really isn`t worth living for . There`s nothing worth living for if you`re always trapped up inside and have nothing to do .
For me , I`d rather die than have no freedom .
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Posted 7/25/08
both should be equal
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I think this question is more based on opinions. so here is my opinion. when i was a kid i fell out of a running van and from that i tried to be very very careful. even though safety was necessary for me because of the trauma of falling down and all after a while my life felt so miserable. i didnt do wat i usually did before the accident because they where all kinda risky. now i belive that freedom is more important and needed cause even if something u enjoy could harm u, if u enjoy doing it then u should caz even if life is short if u were free, u will b happy. but we cannot completely b free caz there will b a fear that makes us need safety. so we cant exactly choose either one completely. (unless a person is completely insane and get locked in the same room caz they r afraid or go and jump of a building caz it fells good >.>) lol XP
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i would pick both.... but you need safety if ur free aswell [??] its hard to decide
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Hmm... Well, we all have freedom today but we're all not exactly safe either way. You'll never be safe enough. You can never really have both saftey and freedom completely or your world would be turned upside down. Though I see this as being an easy question. If you're tough enough then you'll surivive. FREEDOM is what I say because if I'm trapped in a box who comes to say that you're healthy?
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"He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither" - Ben Franklin

Freedom lends itself to safety in many ways. If everyone experience the same freedoms, then we don't need to dominate one another. If you aren't safe, you are not truly free.
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Safety is a delusion idiots play on themselves for comfort, a selfish barrage of mediocrity which only serves to limit your individuality and keep you from making choices good, or bad, and learning from them.
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there are varying degrees of freedom and safety. How safe? How Free?
think of it like this. you are a peasant(but you have some money). you are always being mugged and robbed on the street but nobody cares about you. one day, a rich person offers you a job as a housecleaner in return for protection from robbers. You get room and board and enough food but no pay and you were never allowed to leave the house. would you say yes or no? it depends on what you can do as a free person/ slave and how "safe" you really are, under protection or not.

I would say no actually. Freedom for all. Live life on the edge.
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