## Pearls for Annie

DEGREES OF FREEDOM

Freedom is defined as the opportunity to do what one wants (needs): whenever, wherever, and however. If one can do anything one wants, at any time, in any place, and in any manner, he has 100 degrees of freedom. If one cannot do anything one wants, has no choice of when, where, or how, then he has no degrees of freedom. Generally, the degrees of freedom increases with age. The better one becomes at doing something, the greater his degrees of freedom. Having to be somewhere at some time to do something or being responsible for plants or pets, decreases it.