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    free

    The word "free" is generally easy to understand, but in the following it's confusing.

    Somehow,we have gotten into the bad habit of assigning value to the time we manage (our working hours) and looking at the time we spend (after hours, vacations, Sunday mornings) as free. The fact is, every minute of the day, awake or asleep, is valuable and free, strictly optional and ready currency.

    Does this mean in the context "not subject to or restricted by some regulation, restraint; not forced or induced" or "costing nothing, provided without charge"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: free

    "The word "free" is generally easy to understand, but in the following it's confusing."

    unpakwon-

    This passage is not 'confusing'. It makes you think, which is a good thing, but that doesn't make it confusing...

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    Re: free

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    The word "free" is generally easy to understand, but in the following it's confusing.

    Somehow,we have gotten into the bad habit of assigning value to the time we manage (our working hours) and looking at the time we spend (after hours, vacations, Sunday mornings) as free. The fact is, every minute of the day, awake or asleep, is valuable and free, strictly optional and ready currency.

    Does this mean in the context "not subject to or restricted by some regulation, restraint; not forced or induced" or "costing nothing, provided without charge"?

    Thank you.
    In this context: "not subject to or restricted by etc."

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    Re: free

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    "The word "free" is generally easy to understand, but in the following it's confusing."

    unpakwon-

    This passage is not 'confusing'. It makes you think, which is a good thing, but that doesn't make it confusing...
    Not confusing for whom? "Confusing" is in the mind of the confused.

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