The most corrupt societies are not always dictatorships. For instance, when one person understands the depth of the need for order and the fear of chaos underlying the desire for a spotless house, she can approach her partner with understanding of that need, while attempting to point out her need for a little looseness and relaxation.
For me, everything began with the notion of freedom—the ability to determine the course of my daily schedule and overall life direction. Some experience a need for order in terms of their physical surroundings, requiring that everything in the home and the office be clean, neat, and organized.
When partners polarize, favoring opposite values, there is either great dissension or passive resignation to their differences.
But is there such a thing as too much freedom? I wanted to make things, to challenge myself, and to value growth and learning. Their biggest fear is that life may become rigid, lifeless, and boring from too much control.
Integrating Both Ideally, each partner in a relationship makes the effort to grapple with the tension of the opposite needs for order and freedom within their own selves. A society with too much freedom will eventually corrupt itself.
Some experience the need for order in terms of schedules and careful planning. What do you think—what does freedom mean to you? Too much freedom with spending can lead to financial ruin; too many missed appointments leads to loss of work and friends.
But that was early on. The Vietnam War happened under our democracy. Thus, people tend to favor one to the exclusion of the other. I think that most of us want freedom to create, to make something meaningful.
Japanese internment continued under our democracy. Apollo represents order, light, music, and rationality, while Dionysius the god of wine represents revelry and release of inhibitions. Finally, order may be experienced as a need to clearly understand the world around us.
Segregation continued under our democracy. Perhaps he meant corrupt in a legal sense? The United States was largely fueled by slavery while acting as a democratic republic. Each archetype has value, but taken in excess, can cause harm.
For me, when I have nothing but time on my hands, I get antsy. Feel free to share your answer in the comments. The ideal balance of Apollonian and Dionysian energies is not a happy medium between the two. Liberty at a certain level becomes a trade off. There are a lot of so-called democracies that are terrible places to live in, some African nations come to mind.
Conscious awareness of both the benefits and risks of excessive Apollonian order or Dionysian freedom allows us to navigate our lives through the pitfalls of excess.
Good planning and organization allow for more efficiency and productivity. Too much freedom is a bad thing, and too little freedom is also a bad thing.
Hmm strange now I see why some countries would rather have less freedoms. Posts 11, Originally Posted by sandmoth12 Freedom is a good thing, but too much of a good thing is bad. They want the ability to make their own choices and determine how they live their lives.
When both partners favor order excessively, the relationship may look good from the outside nice house, good jobs, money in the bankbut it may become sterile and lifeless on the inside.
One piece of cake is good, but eating a whole cake at once, or having cake delivered every morning? You have a lot less of it than you think. Life What Is Freedom?Limits are boundaries, that's why they're called limits.
Ask the parents of any teenager about how their kids, given a little freedom, eventually want a whole lot more. That's the thing about freedom, it doesn't exist well with boundaries. Humans are conditioned to grow, to explore and to (mostly) better themselves.
Freedom is the ability to make choices and be responsible for our choices. Those that said there can be too much freedom, sounds more like hidden jealousy to me.
It seems to me that your “cake” is “free time” and having too much or too little free time is a problem. “Freedom aggravates as much as it alleviates frustration. Proclus was covered with confusion, but still seemed half incredulous.
"He hadn't long to live, anyway," answered the marshal in some confusion. Sidney arrived a little after six, and from that moment the confusion in the sick-room was at an end.
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People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle.
“People don't expect too. Too much freedom with spending can lead to financial ruin; too many missed appointments leads to loss of work and friends.
Too much of anything life-enhancing can become harmful. Relationships.
When both partners favor freedom excessively, the relationship may start with great fervor and passion, but over time, can disintegrate into chaos and disappointment.
“I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead.
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