Can there be real happiness without freedom?

  1. Stories Inc. profile image75
    Stories Inc.posted 5 years ago

    This one of the questions that are bothering me at the moment. Can you be happy without being free? Or will that lack of freedom always put limitation on the degree or length of your joy? What do you think?

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree to your comments but with clarification.  Yes, you can be happy and full of joy.  However, God created us with the gift of personal agency or freedom to choose.  Choice is the only way to ultimate happiness.  In countries without or limited personal liberties there will always be limits upon one's own expansion of happiness, yet they can be happy according and relative to the scope of freedom they have. 

      True happiness must be gained through the choosing of the path leading to it.