The Limits of Freedom

Human beings are not actually free to express all that we could possibly say.  Each of us is limited by the range of our vocabulary, the presssure of social conventions, the extent of our knowledge of the possible syntactic constructions in our language, the scope of our lived and vicarious experiences, and the domain of interpretations we can assign them.

Thus, our thought, like our action, is free in potential, but ever bound in actuality.

Human beings are not actually free to express all that can possibly be said; each of us is limited by the range of our vocabulary, by our knowledge of the possible syntactic constructions in our language, by the scope of our lived and vicarious experiences and by the interpretations we can assign them. Thus, our thought, like our action, is free in potential, but ever bound in actuality.

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