The basic principle that all living things share is to extend their own existence. The Will is the faculty that acts for its own preservation. Its law is to find agreement and coherence with the basic principle so the natural drive, which is to survive, can stay fulfilled. All rational beings act, and react, according to this law and, by doing so, recognize that through coexistence their place in the world, and their own self, is intact. Without the other, who wills to stay at peace with himself through his own acts, to be free from internal and external conflict, who projects his own rationality in his reasoning and determination, there could be only discord and a misanthropic existence, of which nothing could ever correlate nor find agreement. States and civil unions would not exist, let alone rational beings who would act only to fulfill a want and not out of preserving their existence.
Human freedom is a living mechanism and reflects the desire and repulsion, the forces that shape all determinations, of the very being of being. It is a striving that is equally shared and lawfully presented to survival. It is the Will to reason which shapes the all-purposeful and meaningful life; the core of a rational spirit which desires to exist and to extend that existence further as an expression of its freedom and determination. Freedom is, in essence, the freedom to exist, to make one choice over another, to keep one’s space and hold on to it for as long as possible. But, can it truly be called freedom, or is it only an appearance of freedom, since it is purely mechanical and connected to reason? Can whatever lay outside of reason be not free? Can an irrational being, not acting or existing within the limits of reason, be considered imprisoned by his own madness and, therefore more of a caged animal than a liberated spirit?
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