The person who cannot see the ultimate becomes a slave to the immediate. There is no greater burden than freedom, no heavier load than liberty. The paradoxical nature of this statement echoes the complexity of the concept of freedom. Freedom is like beauty and love-it is difficult to define, but you know it when you experience it. As we wade into the shallow shores of the ocean of the twenty-first century and take on the responsibility of custodians of a new millennium, the cry for individual, community, cultural and national freedom resonates from the human struggles of the twentieth century.