Now more than ever the freedom to believe what we want, the freedom to speak what we feel and the freedom to choose, doesn’t equate to what it once was. With all the changes in equality, politics, the environment, and health, the world we live in today has adapted tremendously. In solidarity, we are capable of much more.
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
Independence Day means freedom. It means that we were liberated from a dictatorship. That we were set free to live our lives, as we wanted, which not many countries can say the same. People can come here from other countries and live a life that they could not live in their countries.
Real Independence is understanding ‘One can live a life of his/her own choice only when (s)he is economically and emotionally independent’. Or one can ‘Experience the freedom of his/her existence only when (s)he is not emotionally or economically dependent on someone’.