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S2000magician
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For all you Americans: Happy Independence Day!

For the rest of y'all: Happy July 4th!

For all y'all: please stay safe.
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Happy Independence Day to you too Bill.

It seems to have a weird kind of significance this year for some reason. Maybe it's just me.
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Funny how that happens during different years to different folks.
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It's not like that. I've been doing a lot of reflecting for a long time, and I think what it's coming down to is that everyone is as independent as they decide to be. We all have the absolute authority to rule our own mind.

The weird significance is that I'm more and more aware of it.
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It's not like that. I've been doing a lot of reflecting for a long time, and I think what it's coming down to is that everyone is as independent as they decide to be. We all have the absolute authority to rule our own mind.

The weird significance is that I'm more and more aware of it.

People are as independent as they decide to be? Really? So prisoners, slaves, etc. ?
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On Jul 5, 2018, NYCTwister wrote:
It's not like that. I've been doing a lot of reflecting for a long time, and I think what it's coming down to is that everyone is as independent as they decide to be. We all have the absolute authority to rule our own mind.

The weird significance is that I'm more and more aware of it.

People are as independent as they decide to be? Really? So prisoners, slaves, etc.?

Prisoners and slaves are independent . . . ish.
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On Jul 5, 2018, NYCTwister wrote:
It's not like that. I've been doing a lot of reflecting for a long time, and I think what it's coming down to is that everyone is as independent as they decide to be. We all have the absolute authority to rule our own mind.

The weird significance is that I'm more and more aware of it.

People are as independent as they decide to be? Really? So prisoners, slaves, etc. ?


I swear you gotta put disclaimers on everything around here. Sheesh.

But still, we all have the choice of how we respond to what happens >>> for the most part <<<.

I'd bet that there are many more people walking around who are prisoners in their own minds, and slaves to their false internal narratives, than there are actual prisoners and slaves.

The justly incarcerated prisoner had the power to decide whether or not to do the thing that got them locked up. The unjustly incarcerated prisoner decides whether or not the situation will define them.
The slave, abducted by force and manipulated by violence, can still decide whether or not to internalize and accept it.

Bear in mind I'm speaking as an American, so I'm fortunate to live in a country where I have the freedom to think such arrogant thoughts.
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People are as independent as they decide to be? Really? So prisoners, slaves, etc. ?



Absolutely.

They are just not free.
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People are as independent as they decide to be? Really? So prisoners, slaves, etc. ?



Absolutely.

They are just not free.

Nor are they in anyway independent. They are entirely dependent on their captors for sustenance, security of the person, continuance of life. To imply that that is their decision is irresponsible.
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People are as independent as they decide to be? Really? So prisoners, slaves, etc. ?



Absolutely.

They are just not free.

Nor are they in anyway independent. They are entirely dependent on their captors for sustenance, security of the person, continuance of life. To imply that that is a slave's decision is irresponsible.
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Happy to live in the greatest country in the world!

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Happy to live in the greatest country in the world!

KJ


Amen, me too!

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