Monday, July 4, 2011

(In)depend(ence)

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The United States celebrates yet another year of the Declaration of Independence. The importance of this event for the American people is notable and undeniable.

Why is that?

There are many reasons which can be answered by this song performed by Beyoncé Knowles:


But what does independence mean? What is it dependent on?

Freedom.

Freedom to organize your own life and make your own decisions

Freedom to control the destiny of your country

Freedom to not depend on anyone else

Freedom to acquire wealth based on hard work and on your own merit


What is independence in your view?

What does it give you freedom to do?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pride is not in the flag but in the heart of every person from that country.

Angela said...

Looking the word "independence" up in a dictionary, I found:

freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.

When we think about independence, the concept of physical freedom, comes immediately to our minds: rights to go anywhere we want to.
I myself, experience a great sensation of freedom when I fly.

However,
To be really independent we must emancipate ourselves from mental slavery; first of all.

Angela said...

I loved the post, mainly the way of playing with the word IN DEPENDENCE.

I believe the American citizens` concept of independence has been linked to economic independence, economic power.

According to statistics, the number of , parades, fireworks, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies is decreasing year by year.

Are they less independent?
Are they less dependable?

Dependable -Synonyms: RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE, SECURE, SOLID, STEADY, SURE, TRIED, TRIED-AND-TRUE, TRUE, TRUSTABLE, TRUSTWORTHY, TRUSTY

Anonymous said...

None but ourselves can free our minds.

Bob Marley knew what he was talking. We can be physically free and still have a slave mentality. This is what keeps us in captivity. This is a disease countries like the US have never suffered from.