so, just to be provocative, tell me what you think freedom is, if you think it exists at all.

I'll start off by quoting Rousseau : "Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains"

Are we really free? Do we have free-will or are we lead by deterministic chains of events? is it physical or mental freedom that really matters? Is it a right, is it something intrinsic to birth?

Can we handle true freedom?

Just some questions to kick-start the debate!