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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trading Comfort for Freedom

I think at some point in time, the good majority of us have encountered a situation in which we have wanted to trade true comfort for pure freedom. In some cases, we have dumped a significant other in an effort to explore. In other cases, we quit our stable jobs in search of happiness. Regardless of the circumstance, each decision we make sure does have its pros and its cons.

So how do we know if we're making the right decision? Sometimes it's about carefully weighing the options, while other times, it's really best to trust your gut. I have a friend right now who split up with his girlfriend over a year ago. From my understanding of things, she was great. There was nothing wrong with her. According to him, he just needed to feel that sense of freedom again. To him, the price of freedom was greater than the loss of comfort. On the flip side of things, I have several other friends who are very comfortable in their relationships and would never sacrifice that sense of comfort for the mere taste of freedom.

I guess this all boils down to wants, needs and personal decision making. In the end, we know what we want. We know how we want to live our lives, and we know what is most important to us(even if just for that period of time). So is the price of comfort greater than a taste of freedom or is being forever free worth more than just being comfortable? The real answer lies within YOU. Take care everyone!

See you next time!!!


  1. good points, Adam!

    I have just written a post on simplicity:

    Which details of liberating ourselves from knowledge, possessions, or any other thing (including non-productive relationship) that enslaves with a burden.

    This burden we mistake for comfort, and we become habitually attached to these things because we somehow think they make us happy.

    Let me tell you, you will know what happiness, or better still contentment, is once you release yourself from the shackles of this self-imposed prison of comfort.

  2. Thank you Jason. I just read your post as well. Great work!