Negative freedom is when you have the opportunities to go through with an act, only to be restricted by another force whereas positive freedom is when one possesses the power to fulfill their tasks. From birth people are encountered with situations involving both their negative and positive freedom. Through out childhood your freedom is restricted when your parents force a certain career onto you for example. They are locking a door to a potential possibility for your future. Since your negative freedom is based on who, what and why restricts your choices, it is affecting your freedom whether or not you choose the career or a different one. If your parents would be giving you your own choice in the matter and not pushing a certain career towards you, they would then be granting you positive freedom because you have all the opportunities in the world to pick and choose. Since you are truly free to take whichever path you wish. No force is there to stop you physically or mentally–making you genuinely free.