Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July, is a holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. For me it has been a time to reflect and think about what freedom really means to me and how thankful I am to live in this amazing country.
A majority of us celebrated this weekend by spending time with family and friends, going to barbeques, the beach, and watching fireworks. We have to remember that many people sacrificed their lives to make sure that we have these rights and opportunities, and that freedom does not come without a cost.
Freedom means a lot of different things to many people. For me, it was the motivating factor to become an entrepreneur. Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to be my own boss and call my own shots. Freedom meant being in control of my own destiny. Having the ability to set my own schedule and do things on my own terms is absolute freedom.
Wealth is not about stuff. Freedom to me is more important than money. It is fulfillment and a sense of peace when you know you have the ability to spend as much time with your friends and family as you choose. We have the ability and flexibility to make our own choices. We live in the land of opportunity. You just have to recognize them when they come your way.
Think about it: we are lucky enough to choose where we go to school, where we live, what we wear and what we eat. We can choose who we marry and how many children we want to have. Since freedom is a gift that is not given to everybody, I feel like I have a responsibility to utilize it in every way possible. Always be grateful and open to opportunities that are presented to you , as not everyone will have the same rights or chance to pursue them. Freedom is worth fighting for, so go after it!
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