“The Thoughts Are Free” is a wonderful German folk song that has been sung time and again in the context of political oppression. For example, Sophie Scholl is said to have performed it for her imprisoned father across the prison wall.
In addition to external (political) censorship, there is also something like internal censorship. Not only that many adults leave their own imagination and creativity lying idle, because it seems ridiculous to themselves.
Especially with some psychiatric illnesses, one’s own thoughts are no longer perceived as free, combined with strong feelings of anxiety. And that is because these compulsive or even psychotic thoughts often have taboo or other threatening content.
But how should someone become free externally e.g. economically free who is not internally free?
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