real freedom is the ability to be oneself;
while being in harmony with the world.
absolute independence can only be achieved,
when we are able to transcend
our own preconceived notions,
prejudices, and assumptions;
in order to realize that we are all,
indeed, the same.
while we put importance on
being allowed, to live the way we want;
we also need to accept how others live theirs–
that also includes fighting for the bullied,
the underdog, the outcast, and the abused.
when everyone is allowed to live,
according to their own belief systems–
without ridicule, alienation, and condemnation;
then humanity will achieve
the true essence of being free;
because, independence is not only
for the privileged few–it is for all.