Thursday, May 07, 2009

On the Paradox of Freedom

The amount of freedom we have is directly proportional the amount of privacy we have for our actions. This means that the more the people that are present simultaneously to experience our action, the less the freedom we have to act as we wish. It goes to say that the more the increase in population, the less likely we are to have privacy and the less likely we will be able to experience freedom in what we do. 

We know that by copulating or reproducing, we cause the population to grow. So the more we copulate, the more the chances of pregnancy and childbirth. The more we have the freedom to copulate the more the chances of a population growth. 

So now I'm faced with a paradox, freedom is inversely proportional to freedom to copulate. In other words, the more we have freedom to copulate, the less freedom we will have in the future.

But how can this be true if freedom to copulate is a subset of freedom? Could it be that there is a quota of freedom that should be used after which it will be depleted? Could it be that we should actually be wise in how much freedom we should use?

There must be something wrong with my reasoning.

3 comments:

soreal said...

the only thing i see which is wrong in your logic is that freedom is something you feel, a state of mind, not an experience you can go through..

feeling does not depend on materialistic factors the way experiences are

but yes, you have less things to worry about when u r single than that if there are lives attached to yours

soreal said...
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Will E. said...

I suppose I wasn't talking about feeling free, but about the definition of freedom...