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Freedom and Responsibility
By Beth Beutler
1 Mrs. Foster wrote the word "freedom" on the whiteboard. Then she turned to the class.
2 "What does the word freedom mean to you?" she asked.
3 A few students raised their hands.
4 "Yes, Joshua?" Mrs. Foster said, pointing toward the boy in the third row who was wearing a lime green golf shirt.
5 "I think freedom means the ability to make choices for your life without a lot of other people telling you what to do."
6 Some of the students nodded in agreement.
7 "That's good, Joshua. Who else?" Mrs. Foster said while turning to see which other students had hands raised. "Marcie?"
8 Marcie spoke up shyly. "Freedom is a feeling of not being pressured by anyone else."
9 "That's an interesting thought," Mrs. Foster said. She strolled across the front of the room. "Do you think that freedom allows you to do absolutely anything you wish?"
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