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Success vs Freedom: Choose Wisely

There is no denying that success can bring with it a certain level of recognition, financial stability, and the opportunity to achieve personal and professional goals. However, the pursuit of success can often be all-consuming and ultimately lead to disappointment.

One of the reasons that focusing on freedom may be a better goal than success is that freedom allows for flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. When we are too focused on achieving a certain level of success, we may become inflexible and resistant to change, which can ultimately hold us back.

In contrast, valuing freedom allows us to make choices that align with our values and priorities, rather than being driven by the need to achieve external measures of success. This can bring a sense of fulfillment and purpose that success alone may not provide.

Furthermore, success is often fleeting and can be temporary. We may achieve a certain level of success, only to have it taken away due to circumstances beyond our control. In contrast, freedom is an internal state that cannot be taken away, no matter what happens externally.

One example of this is the story of former NFL player, Chris Kluwe. Kluwe achieved a level of success as a professional football player, but eventually found that the inflexibility and high-pressure environment of professional sports left him feeling unfulfilled. He has since found greater personal freedom and fulfillment through his writing and activism.

In conclusion, while success can bring certain rewards, it is often temporary and can lead to inflexibility and disappointment. Focusing on freedom, on the other hand, allows for greater flexibility, fulfillment, and the ability to live life on our own terms.

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