Just after finishing school, my two friends married very rich men. Married and nothing worked. Still, it seemed to me that doing nothing while hiding behind a financially strong back takes a lot of courage. Because what if ..?
I felt free in my relationships – to express yourself, to be, to look, to go deep within myself and to look for the happiness that I thought then was like a rainbow – you go towards it, but you still do not reach it. There were dangers along with freedom – from traveling wherever I wanted to fears of not having money for next month’s rent. Even though I was really not afraid of it – I had nothing, I didn’t love anything and no one, so I was free.
But now I have so much. I love and I feel loved. By the strangest coincidences, I landed in my own world that I call rainbow – as if I had finally come to it. I have everything, even happiness. The freedom I changed to happiness and also got the bonus – the stifling fear of losing it all. When you have nothing, then you need nothing. Freedom and security never go together.
© Fortune, 2009
Freedom and security never go together. Do you agree with this statement?