“As nature has uncovered from under this hard shell the seed for which she most tenderly cares – the propensity and vocation to free thinking – this gradually works back upon the character of the people, who thereby gradually become capable of managing freedom; finally, it affects the principles of government, which finds it to its advantage to treat men, who are now more than machines, in accordance with their dignity.” ― Immanuel Kant
You cannot properly manage freedom without free thinking. To understand this one properly define both “freedom” and “free thinking”. Freedom does not derive from license; freedom is the state of being which attends living in accordance with truth. Free thinking is not arbitrary; free thinking is the process by which wisdom is articulated in relation to a particular need.
True government, be it divine or secular, cannot flourish without free thinking. Seek truth and you will avoid being enslaved. Seek truth and you will discover your dignity.
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Seek truth and discover your dignity. Much of the problems in the world and with ourselves comes from a feeling of worthlessness. Your words today ring a loud bell to remember who we are by seeking and applying the truth in our living. Here our sense of true pride and self respect is restored. As we so live no man, no thought, no feeling can take our crown!