Free to be yourself - Trends-Tendances on PC

Free to be yourself – Trends-Tendances on PC

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There is a kind of misunderstanding about freedoms, and even more so about liberal doctrines. For many, liberalism is only the fake nose of capitalism and is the doctrine of those who love money and who want to benefit from the widest possibilities to earn it without being subject to too many rules. And it must be recognized that this criticism, from the left, unfortunately often corresponds to a behavior, from the right, which makes many of those who think of themselves as liberals believe they can reduce their doctrine to simple economic liberalism.

There is a kind of misunderstanding about freedoms, and even more so about liberal doctrines. For many, liberalism is only the fake nose of capitalism and is the doctrine of those who love money and who want to benefit from the widest possibilities to earn it without being subject to too many rules. And it must be recognized that this criticism, from the left, unfortunately often corresponds to a behavior, from the right, which makes many of those who think of themselves as liberals believe they can reduce their doctrine to simple economic liberalism. This is a huge mistake. It ends up giving the impression, inaccurate, that liberalism is a kind of conservatism in the service of the powers of money, whereas freedom must always be a source of progress, in all areas, and for all. Nor can we admit the idea that there would be “right-wing freedoms”, especially economic ones, and “left-wing freedoms”, which can only be activated in the personal domain. One does not go without the other and it is sad, on one side as on the other, that we often ignore it. Those who wish to express their personality, their talents, artistic or even commercial in their work and who believe that they find sufficient compensation for their efforts in the material satisfactions freely offered to them must have the right to benefit from them, even if it is probably reduce their life to a small part of what it could be. We cannot, on the left, blame them for making such a choice, even if we probably do not share it. But we must also accept that there are other choices that are perhaps more rewarding and that must also be possible, in freedom. It is often a pity to see that even those who extol economic freedoms to the extreme are incapable of accepting the diversity of those who, quite simply, have chosen to live differently or have found that their differences were imposed on them. . These differences can be of many kinds, but they all relate to identity, to personality, to what constitutes the essence of life. There can be no higher interest, no so-called “general interest” that can take precedence over these choices, these ways of living one’s life while being “free to be what one is”. This is the basis of existence, this is what allows us to understand our place in life and our links with others. And that can never be subordinated to anything else, to any doctrine, to any tradition, to any habit of thought. Everyone must be able to freely find their place in their life, know their identity and live it exactly as it is. Whether it is for him or her a “choice” or simply, and perhaps more precisely, the observation that he or she is different, not only from all the others but also from what all others have seen in it or in him, for a long time. This right is, for example, the right to see that one is not the man that almost everyone wanted to believe for a long time, but that one is a woman, and that one is now called Typhanie instead by Thierry.

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