Values guiding freedom

Positive freedom (unrestricted fulfillment) sounds great until the economy, state, book club, or marriage fail.

Policies, politeness, and social norms regulate chaos, provide stability, and act as guide rails as we achieve goals together.
When the guide rails are weakened or dismantled, we witness a disintegration of the community as communication breaks down and uncertainty prevails.
We’re thinking about where we’re going and which guide rails are necessary to maintain.

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