unfortunately I am not talking about the freedom we think we have as Americans, but our true freedom is the power of choice. At the end of the day, in any situation, rational or irrational, it is oneself who always has the ability to make a choice. That being said, those choices always have consequences of less favorable outcomes or favorable/tolerable outcomes but each person always possess the power to choose. At the end of the day no one can make the decision but themselves. This is something I have had a hard time accepting but now better understand that happiness and fearfulness are choices. Choices that we each make each day, defined by our thoughts, carried into actions, actions that shape the outcome of our life and influence the state of the world. The world is the way it is today because of the thoughts that others before us and now us have had and turned those thoughts into actions or done nothing while our world was manipulated into a state of fear. It is us who have chosen to live in this world of fear, to accept that it is inevitable that the world can only get worse. It is us who have so quickly fallen to our knees in looking to the sky for answers to problems, all the while there are people among us whom weve never met that are manipulating this false movie-like reality we call life, while we tune out, obey, be silent and do nothing.