We Want Freedom, But We Can’t Handle It.

It is called Eleutherophobia; the fear of Freedom. We often dream about having a life where we can be free from our jobs and live by our own rules, however, this is not what we really want. As contradictory as this sounds, it is factual. We would rather be enslaved and follow orders than live with free will.

Over 82% of prisoners reoffend after their release from prison. The Bible has mentioned the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The slaves had doubts about leaving their captors but elated about the possibilities of freedom. When conditions became difficult, the slaves wanted to return to slavery instead of pushing forward to freedom. This has also been widely documented in American history during the slavery of African Americans. (http://www.fearofstuff.com/humans/fear-of-freedom)

Our fear of freedom is still prevalent today. From all my talks and coaching with people, I have found that over 90% of those looking for freedom actually don’t really want it. People want security and sense of belonging. So doing what the majority does gives them a false sense of security. If everyone is doing it, then it must be safe and sound.

If we truly want freedom, we need to let go of these false fears. Freedom from job enslavement, freedom from limiting beliefs and freedom to have the life of luxury and comfort is only possible if we let ourselves be free.


Neo B. Concio, Author: “The Millionaire Employee: Simple Steps to Freedom”