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In everyday life, we learn by comparing one thing with another. To make comparisons is a good way to learn because what we don't know we can compare with what we do know.
Freedom is a word we hear a lot today. People want to be free. But what is freedom? What does the word, or the idea, really mean? Is it the right to do whatever I want whenever I want? Is it the privilege to live my life with a minimum of control by the government? Or is true freedom something deeper than those things?
If you’re like me, there are some people you know who are hard to understand. I mean, they do things that make no sense to you or me. We may ask ourselves, “what are they thinking,” or “why are they doing that?” But let’s ask a different question; “do you always understand yourself and the choices you make?”
Have you ever been in a difficult, or even desperate, situation? Did you ask for help? If you didn’t, why not? We find it hard to ask for help, don’t we? We like to think we can handle life on our own. We think that asking for help suggests weakness. But that is not always true.
In the legal profession, there are appointed judges, to interpret the laws of our communities and to hand down decisions. Though not as highly developed, every one of us has this ability because we are human. Because of this, we must be sure we use our powers properly and impartially.