The Importance of True Independence

Today is our country’s Independence Day. Why do we celebrate it? We celebrate it because our country became independent ‑ an independent nation, free from British rule. This is a type of freedom.

An individual’s independence is far greater than a country’s independence. Therefore, when slavery was abolished, it was considered a far greater achievement than a nation’s independence because till that, many people lived their life as slaves and were bought and sold, just like animals. And a day came where it was declared that there should be no slavery.

Even after these both these events, we continue to be slaves ‑ slaves of our own makings and slaves without freedom and independence to do what our will desires. Most of us are not truly free ‑ free to dream and make our dreams come true.

Our life is full of buts and ifs and life gets controlled by somebody, something or the other. Why? Why can’t we truly live a life of our dreams? Our life is so short. It comes and goes ‑ it’s a journey that won’t last forever. Before this journey is over, shouldn’t we wake up and take charge of our lives and live our dreams? Then only we can say that we are truly independent.


About RVM

RVM is a 'Positivelife' philosopher, an Author, Speaker, Poet, Singer, Philanthropist and Motivator. He was one of the earliest, successful Indian retailers who transformed retailing in India through his stores – Kids Kemp, Big Kids Kemp and Kemp Fort , Bangalore. At the peak of his career, he decided to move away from his retail business and dedicate his life to more meaningful humanitarian work. He is now a well respected philosopher, poet, singer, speaker, motivator, author and philanthropist. He started a Trust which has built the 125-bed capacity RVM Humanitarian Home for the destitute and needy. He also started the RVM Humanitarian Hospital, which is growing from a 150-bed charitable hospital to a 1000-bed one, offering free medical services to the poorest of the poor to reduce pain and suffering. His spiritual efforts to spread the power of faith led him to build a 65 foot statue of LORD SHIVA at the Shiva temple, Old Airport Road, Bangalore which has now become a revered spiritual destination. RVM has devoted his life to spread the RVM philosophy, which stands for Rejoice, Value life, Make a difference. To share this exciting way of living, he has authored many books, some of which are I Wanna Be Happy, The A To Z Of A Life Philosophy, PEPower and Succsex. He hopes to help others to discover a way to live a more meaningful life with a purpose, thereby making a difference before their life's journey ends.
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