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To Be A Free Being is Never Easy
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由于对自由的歪解曲解，中国人往往以为作一个自由人是最容易，也是最不需要负责的状态。 这也必然导致中国人对个人自由的恐惧与反感，以及他们对专制奴役的无奈的向往。 由此似乎如何完善专制奴役就成为了所有中国人迷恋的焦点, 儒家学说就是一例。
Because of their perverted notion about freedom, the Chinese often have the illusion that being a free man is the easiest and the most irresponsible state of existence. This sick notion necessarily leads to the Chinese fear and loath of freedom, and their helpless and hopeless pursuit of ”benevolent" despotism and slavery. Thus, the focus of the Chinese struggle throughout history has always been on how to perfect despotism and state slavery, much as Confucianism advocates.
It is much easier to be a slave than to be a free man. Being a slave means you never have to worry about where your next meal comes from. Though it may not up to your taste, the meal will keep you alive. Yet the state of slavery will never fulfill a soul of a person. To the end he is only made to be a zombie with only flesh and blood to toil for others, and an insatiable urge to taste other humans' flesh and blood.
Then, since being a free man is such a difficult thing to do, why do we want to be free?
First, freedom is a natural state of being that God intends on each and every human being.
Second, without freedom, where will be no individual creativity and productivity. Without free individuals freely expressing themselves via their originality and creativity, the world ceases to progress. A world devoid of individual freedom is necessarily a world of man-eating and endless cycle of violence without purpose.
Thirdly, freedom is a necessary premise for true human happiness, different from the cultural and spiritual narcotic-induced euphoria, such as what the Chinese have been doing to poison their entire population. A free man's joy is true happiness in a state of nature. By fully expressing himself through his own uniqueness and creativity, a free man always experiences his own greatness and therefore always has a sense of immense fulfillment and satisfaction.
In Contrast, a slave is man-made while a free man is God-intended. A slave has no purpose of being except serving the interests of the collective and the slave holders -- the ones with power. Therefore, a state of slavery is a state of stagnation and vicious cycle. A slave, though being kept alive physically, is dead already mentally and spiritually. He will never experience true joy and happiness. He can only compare with other more unfortunate slaves to feel a little lucky. Hopelessness and helplessness, in silence, are the true state of mind of a slave.
To be a free being, one needs strong will, courage and ability. One needs a true faith in all things good - God, and some necessary tools to help him perceive reality in order to look for truth.
"Only truth can set you free." Jesus Christ is exactly right.
As you can see now, being a free man is never easy, for a free man has great power and along with that power, comes great responsibility. The first and foremost responsibility is that he has no freedom against freedom, period. Second, he has a moral responsibility to fight against evil and slavery wherever and whenever he sees them. Thirdly, he is ultimately responsible for his own joy and happiness, without pretenses and excuses. He must accept the notion of freedom and all that comes along with that freedom. There is no "middle road" between freedom and slavery, as many Chinese want to believe.
There is no such thing as "Free Slaves" or "Slaves' Freedom". There is no such thing as "中“，middle road, in morality. There can never be such a thing as "being a little pregnant".
Choose, my fellow human beings. You will either live in freedom, joy and happiness, or you will live in a meaningless limbo without hope, with only darkness, misery and spiritual death. The choice is yours.
Best. Kai Chen 陈凯