Water skiing; One of my favorite things to do during the summer months, with family and friends. Its best known as a dying water sport but it’s something that I love and truly enjoy. From the minute of being ripped out from underneath the waters sweet summer taste by a speed boat, to being ripped off your skis from the wake of another boat. It’s something that I think screams freedom, once up on two skis, it’s a sensation that is unforgettable, something I dream of doing in the cold winter months. It takes your mind off life and makes you think off the best things. I don’t remember my grandpa’s death and I don’t look forward to anything it’s just the sensation of being free, almost like the water just takes you into another world that is amazingly free and unexplainable.
My grandmother, Martha Wayt has taught me so much throughout my life on how to live strong and proud. She has been a huge inspiration in my life and has shared with me more helpful and relateable life lessons. At age 90 she still takes long walks around her farm daily and runs an fully operational farm to the day. She spends her summers in New Hampshire where she says “Is her time to catch up on life”. One of the most important things she’s taught me is how to have peace within yourself, she will tell you that hate is a cruel thing and that the only person it hurts is yourself, she’s a big believer in doing what your heart desires and that the only person that will can make your life good is yourself. She has lived free her whole life, and she will state that the only way to live free is by simply doing what you love.
The Horse God Built, by Lawrence Scanlan. This is a true story about one of the best race horses of all times known as Secretariat and his jockey Ron Turcotte. Ron was the jockey who raced Secretariat and won the triple crown. He talks about horse racing as a dream, “It takes your mind off life”. In the novel Ron would talk about his experience up on horses almost like he was free and he had no worries, just the horse himself and all the other riders around him. In the novel he talked about inner peace one had while riding and he said the best inner peace you can have is when your heart is pounding and you feel like you’re going 1 million miles an hour on a purebred. Sports like horse racing can be the best form of freedom.
Freedom Writers is a movie about an English teacher who goes out of her way so her students are treated with the right respect from herself, the school, and other classmates. A film that will change the way you see everyday people. This movie shows how teens from lower income families have a story like everyone else. The teacher goes out of her way to make sure these kids can learn and enjoy school to her fullest ability. Not only does the teacher teach English but she also teaches her students to hold peace with their classmates, she also does a very nice job making sure her students understand that despite their race that every human is the same in the inside. She gives her students a chance to express themselves and gives them freedom within the class even when the head of the school doesn’t agree, she still manages to teach her students the best life lesson about peace and equality there is.
Longmire is a TV show that is based on a Sheriff named Walt Longmire in Wyoming. Instead of always trying to help the raise money for the local county by issuing tickets, Walt Longmire the main character in the show spends his time not necessarily trying to get people in trouble, but to educate the public on what they are doing wrong and how they can make what they’re doing wrong right. He helps people in the county resistances who have been through a lot and citizens of the county learn how to find the peace within themselves. He makes an effort to support and stand up for everyone in his county by going to local events and by being a main role model for many to look up to within his jurisdiction.
Have you forgotten, by Darryl Worley. Is a song that talks about all the men and woman that have fought for our country in order to secure our freedom here in America. The people that fight for us day to day want to keep us free and safe. This song signifies the basics of what so many people have done for our country. If we didn’t have the millions of people who care about our country, there would not be any freedom and people couldn’t live peacefully and happily because there would be so many outside worries. In other country’s there is strict policy and rules that are in order to make sure that the people living there are doing things that the government wants them to do. We are so lucky to have the freedom we have day to day, because not everyone in the world is offered the choice of freedom.
The state of New Hampshire is Famous for its freedom and letting people do what they please under reason. There state slogan is “live free or die” it explains a lot, after one visit to New Hampshire. With very un-strict laws the police force in New Hampshire are almost like mall security guards, by letting most people off with just a warning. New Hampshire believes that people should have the right to make their own decisions like deciding to buckle your seat belt, or deciding to wear a helmet on your motorcycle or not. Most NH resistant’s are kind and welcome, since NH gives their resistant’s respect the state expects it back. Most people are not frustrated with the laws their and respect the law because they do a lot to keep the people safe and happy. In other states it can be harder to live free but when you live or stay in NH you can live as free as you want with reason. They believe if the state respects its people then hopefully the people will respect the state. New Hampshire is by far the easiest and best place to live free.
Shawshank redemption, is a movie based on two men who have been found guilty for crimes, and have to serve a long time in prison. During the movie the two main characters are both highly intelligent men who have to serve a good long time in prison. While in jail they embrace their time by spending hours in the library and trying to get there sentence shorten. The prison that they are sent to is very corrupt and has a hard time following the given prison laws assigned by the state. The main character named Andy plans for his escape out of the jail. He realizes that the only legal way to get freedom is out of his reach, so he decides to take it upon himself and escapes. Once he escapes toward the end of the film he runs to a place far away. During the film he states that the only way to receive freedom in life is to escape society as a whole.
In the novel The Circle we follow the story of Mea; Mea was from a middle class family who left her old job to make her parents proud and to work alongside her old best friend at a technology developing company called the Circle. While working at the circle she is constantly surrounded by technology and low human inactions. She enjoys her job but finds it hard to find true peace within herself. She wants to work but also wants to be free. When she is assigned a task at the circle to wear a camera around her neck at all times to document her life every single day she feels trapped and feels like she can’t be herself because she will get jugged or made fun of. We learn that Mea is much more than a work-a-holic and enjoys spending time by herself and doing things she enjoys. One of the things mea likes to do is kayak, she feels free and enjoys the peace of the open water and mother nature surrounding her. We learn that the circle is not the best place for Mea because she has little time to be herself and she has very little freedom. Mea just wants to be herself and doesn’t like the circle because it does a good job of preventing that.
In The Separate Peace, there is one character that I feel really fits the need of title of chasing the free life, that is Leper. When Leper enrolls in the war he is excited to leave Devon to do something he’s always wanted to do. Once he goes off to serve he realizes its nothing like the add he saw on tv. He faces many issues with training camp and finds an instant lack of interest while he is there. He decides that he doesn’t want to be in the war anymore and wants to do his own thing. He doesn’t leave in hopes of returning back to Devon but in hopes of doing is own thing. He was not designed to listen to people and participate in suggested activity’s. But to do what his heart desired, once returning from the war he finds himself turning crazy, but for him freedom and time were the only things that were the only things that were going to make him normal again.