According to Merriam-Webster...

not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being: choosing or capable of choosing for itself

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English frēo; akin to Old High German frī free, Welsh rhydd, Sanskrit priya own, dear

According to me...

Free is independent, released, emancipated. It’s unruled and unconquered
To be, or to do, to act, or to say, free. In a state of being free. Something or someone that is going about things as they please.
It’s also bighearted, generous, freehearted, open, unselfish. Free is unattached, single.
The minute I get inside my home, I take off my bra and sometimes even my pants, that to me is free. Walking out of work, after I have been in there for hours on end. Escaping your professors voice for the day. Free.
Walking outside listening to absolutely nothing but air and birds chirping, free. Not having to pay for something. Love is free.
Hugging my parents, boyfriend, family after not seeing them for a while.
Free is laying in the grass not thinking about a single thing. Having and saying an opinion. Freedom of speech. Living in a “free” country. Free citizen. Showing random acts of kindness. Doing whatever makes me happy.
“Not giving a fuck” is free.

Getting free water with a meal vs. buying a 4-dollar water at a baseball game. Leaving work when someone else is just getting there. Free is going to college for years and having a job that gives you allowances for vehicles, insurance and phone.

Finding ways around spending money on non-necessary things vs. being an impulsive buyer. Getting a car handed to you compared to buying ones’ own. Getting a gift and buying a gift. “buying” love and appreciating, enjoying, loving love.

Free is not arriving at work. It’s being in a bra all day. Attending school is NOT free. Bills are not free.

"Free." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.

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