Freedom-Mental and Physical
Freedom-mental and Physical
Freedom. What does it mean? It means so many things to so many people. Freedom to think about what they want without being made fun of for being different than the rest of society. Freedom to come and go as you please without someone telling you where to go and when to come back. So many different things. Freedom to buy a house or car or even the smallest thing without thinking first about paying for it.
My thoughts of freedom were watching traffic driving on the interstate and it seemed to me that they didn't have to worry about anything. They could just go. It is funny how when I look back and think about it. Who are we to think that what we think is freedom for someone else they may not think it something else? That car that is on the interstate maybe someone going from one place of work to another and they have to drive. Who knows they might think sitting behind a desk in one place would be better.
Think about the family who may be all in the car traveling and we think they have it good because they are all together. Could it be that they are all together to go to a funeral together or to a family member who is sick and not expected to live?
I look at people at think that they must come from that perfect family because when I see them they appear to be happy. That may be just a face that they put on in public so no one knows how they fight all the time. Maybe the husband abuses the wife.; we don't know.
Then we have the people who are sick in the body and don't want to be a burden to someone so they put on the happy face while their body is in pain. It could be that they have depression and don't want people to know because no one can understand. As I have heard; unless we walk a mile in another person's shoes, we don't and can't understand what they feel.
Ever had someone tell you that they know exactly how you feel? I don't think anyone has the right to say that because it simply isn't true. We are so ready to advise someone about their life, when if they did it that way their life could collapse.
The only way anyone knows about anything is their own life. Counselors can tell us what science says should work. No two people have the same circumstances or respond to things the same way. I know myself after much thought that I will never look at someone traveling in a car the same. So many things could be going on in that car, that relationship or home that we can't know.
Let no one tell us that they have the perfect marriage, perfect kids, or anything perfect because we all have problems of one kind or another.
We all look at the recent Covid-19 quarantine. We think that it could be God trying to get us back to basics. Husbands and wives are both home and the children as well. We think how nice that the family is all together. Looking at it another way is that both of the parents have to work to meet all the bills. Think of the pressure that puts on the marriage, because neither of them is bringing in any money to pay the bills. These are the bills that we thought would make us happy. We have the payments for the luxury cars and the big house and the education that was supposed to get us ahead in life.
The children are bored because they can't go to school. They get cranky because they can't be with their friends. How do the parents explain to the children the situation? How do we explain the tension between the parents?
No one can go anyplace. They might have sick parents that they can't get too because we all have to stay home. We can't take chances of getting sick and dying. Everyone is isolated from each other.
What one person sees as good is not good for someone else because there is more than we see. We need to look at our own Freedom both mental and physical.