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.