What is freedom in terms of poets and pragmatists?
As soon as a person begins to realize his "separation" from the outside world and other people, he asks existential questions. What is freedom? What is being? What laws does it follow? What and how does it affect who we are? Philosophers of all times and peoples also posed these problems, and theologians and psychologists also deal with them - each in his own way, "from his own bell tower." There can therefore be no universal answers.
It all depends on the worldview
It is precisely this that, being formed under the influence of various factors, determines our views, including regarding what freedom, necessity, faith, and duty are. People raised in a religious environment, from childhood absorbing certain moral principles will differ from those who grew up in a boarding school or in an atheist family. Much depends on what kind of books a person reads, how school is built, what circumstances left the strongest mark on his psyche.If the dictionary on the question of what freedom means says that this is the right of a person to realize his will, then there may be as many answers as there are people. You can consider this phenomenon from the point of view of law, in moral or religious aspect. And the very concept of "freedom" in philosophy acquires a completely different interpretation depending on the mental concept, school, direction.
On the one hand, the free manifestation of the "I" is the inalienable right of everyone. On the other hand, inevitably next to the question of what freedom is, another problem arises: who or what can limit it. After all, the manifestation of the will cannot be infinite, if only because of the physical conditions of the existence of the real world. We may passionately want to be immortal, but this is impossible. We may wish to move mountains, turn rivers, but, again, there is a limit to the realization of this will. At its core, the concept of freedom implies the attitude of a person to something. To the material or spiritual world, to other people, to the laws of nature. In the legal sense, the individual is guaranteed inalienable rights and freedoms: expression, word, movement, choice of place of residence. However, in practice there are inevitable limitations.It is no coincidence that one of the most severe forms of punishment, that is, forcing a person to follow the laws of society, is deprivation of liberty and rights.
Poets and pragmatists
One can argue for a long time, “breaking spears” as to who, how and why controls our world. You can put forward hypotheses, develop concepts, express your thoughts in complex metaphors. The "man-universal" to whom everything is accessible, which is equal to the Creator, has long been glorified by poets. But if the statement “I am the king - I am a slave, I am a worm - I am God” sounds verbose, but it is appropriate, if you can defy all moral norms and principles in literature or philosophy, then in the practical sphere of life freedom is not unlimited. For centuries human society has developed mechanisms that would limit the individual will, allow people to coexist. Law and religion, customs and norms, morality and ethics - all these are spheres of the spirit, which, when asked what freedom is, give their answer.