are not in the least free merely to love them

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NewAmerica

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Does "are not in the least free merely to love them" mean "(even if we only want to love them, we) are still by no means free at all"? It looks elusive to me.


Thanks in advance

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We love our family and friends, are terrified of losing them, and yet are not in the least free merely to love them while our short lives coincide. We have, after all, our selves to worry about

-Sam Harris

Source: The End of Faith (PDF)
 
  • MilkyBarKid

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    We love our family and friends...but are not here just to love them - we also have ourselves to worry about.
     
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