"When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves,
there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone."
George O'Neil
(1896-1940) American poet, playwright, novelist and film writer
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 -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
In the scope I think it is given YEP ! ! ! (There is always a time, asking permission is lawful and morally correct - hey dad, can I borrow the car tonight?, may I help you ? etc., that is not what the quote is addressing) Though I would have said it differently, not exactly agreeing with the premise, the principle is sound.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Be sure and ask permission from the EPA if you want to dig or build on your land because you may upset an endangered worm or ant.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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     -- Ron w13, Or      
    The essence of freedom is responsibility. Eventually we either obey some other person, or we act according to conscience and face the consequences. It's called growing up...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Ms. Christian, Wethersfield      
    Begin all over everyday to take ur control back into ur own hands. Most important. Great quote!
     -- Ms. Christian, Wethersfield     
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