I’ve been saying heaps about freedom recently. Let’s make this one personal.

 TV watching

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We usually understand freedom to mean doing whatever we want. Now I get to live by that at times during my week.

On my days off, I often decide I’m going to do whatever I want! It usually means I end up sitting in front of the TV watching shows I don’t enjoy, while eating lots of food.

If I ever get an extended period of this type of freedom, I usually end up feeling bored, bloated, feeble and fruitless. Not very satisfying.

Fortunately my wife doesn’t let me have too much of this type of freedom. I might grumble, but when I think about it - doing whatever I want makes my ego happy, but every other part of me dissatisfied.

It’s not really freedom at all. 

Paul Clark’s musings can be heard on radio across Australia and at atthetop.org.au.