Friday, January 08, 2010

Freedom

"Our present idea of freedom is only the freedom to do as we please: to sell ourselves for a high salary, a home in the suburbs, and idle weekends. But that is a freedom dependent on affluence, which is in turn dependent upon the rapid consumption of exhaustible supplies. The other kind of freedom is the freedom to take care of ourselves and of each other. The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life."

~Wendell Berry

2 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

I loved the photo and adore Wendell Berry's works.

Glad to have stumbled here.

Joy always,
Susan

Rebecca Snavely said...

It's good to meet you Susan - glad you stumbled here as well. Thanks for the comment and joy. Happy to have found your blog as well. Peace and a wonderful new year!