Human Freedom

Topics: Human, Thought, Religion Pages: 3 (872 words) Published: April 27, 2012
Week 4 Assignment
Human Freedom

Kelley Morris
Strayer University
Soc. 100
Dr. K

For this assignment I have chosen to discuss the social issue of human freedom. My definition of human freedom is deciding for yourself what is right and wrong, moral and unmoral and not because or the influence of another individual. In an article by G.C. Berkouwer, freedom is defined by being free from all restrictions, but throws no light at all on the nature of human freedom. Berkouwer goes on to explain that even though we are a free human race, we put restrains on ourselves. For example, deportation is not an act of human freedom. This means to me that only U.S. citizens have freedom. Even the U.S. conforms a certain amount of control on people. Cell phones and computers have become a tracking device to watch our every action. In another article, the definition of human freedom is said to “vary in every culture and political ideology”. It also says “they have no right to say which one these definitions are correct,” from “Freedom and the Human Being” by Fabio Fermi. I totally agree that each culture’s social freedom is very different. The U.S. has the “Declaration of Independence” to define human freedom. Further us, the human race and society, conforms how much human freedom each person deserves or earns. Social categories that may/are affected by human freedom are Employment status, wealth, marital status, education level of adults and many others. Employment statuses are affected in numerous ways. Human freedom allows an employee to speak one’s mind, whether good or bad. This trait of freedom of speech may change the employee’s employment status either way. Some companies like a free spirit, and others just want you to be a robot and just work with no opinions against the companies’. The wealthy category is affected almost the same ways, individualism and opinionated responses may make or break your financial growth. Marital statuses may be affected in...

References: *Berkouwerr, G.C. (1962). Human Freedom Studies in Dogmatics, Man: The Image of God. Retrieved from
*Fabio Fermi. (Nov 25, 2004) Freedom and the Human Being, Monographic. Retrieved from
*Karl Marx (1988 revised 2007) The Victorian Web, Literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria. Retrieved from
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