Nothing is free. Essay

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I definitely think the best things in life are not free. There are so many examples I can name. For one, every thing you want in life you have to work hard to earn it. Nothing is given to you for free. Everything in life costs you or someone else money, time, or effort.

This includes all the important things in life like air, freedom, life, living, love, children, marriage, jobs, and friendships. However, if we consider the meaning of free, "without cost of any kind to anyone at any time--past, present or future", it would be hard to find anything that is free. Every aspect of life carries some sort of commitment.

Freedom is not free. In order for this great country of ours to possess freedom that it offers, countless numbers of men and
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There are those these things must be provided for and we do, because they cannot. Then there are those who refuse to work to provide these things for them--the rest of us bear the burden of doing so. Furthermore, death is not free. Just ask those who pay for the memorials of that dear departed loved one. Pain and grief that caused by separation from those we love causes the emotional cost that is great and sometimes overwhelming for long periods.

Air, even the air we breathe is not free. Just one aspect of it not being free is the many companies and agencies that fight to keep "clean air" at the forefront of the world's attention. Much of the cost of living is due to various programs that operate (at least under this appearance) to clean up the air and keep certain harmful elements at acceptable levels.

Love is not free. "Free love" became a catch phrase during the so-called hippie era of our society, but that was not, and never will be love, it was just plain ole' lust. Love lasts beyond the space of a few moments of passion because love and includes a commitment. The pleasure of passion was a reward of commitment to love, but in today's world, we want the pleasure without the commitment. Dangerous foolishness of lust will hurt emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially, for whoever is involved in such actions. Not anyone who thinks love is free has ever counted the cost of commitment. It takes commitment…