Born Free - Matt Monroe

Today marks the 10th anniversary, and death anniversary, of the victims of 9/11 attacks in America.  I remember waking up with the news that America was under attack. It was really tragic and the whole world was shocked to the event that led to the conclusion that a religious was is getting even deeper.  That even also led to loss of many more lives, the torment of many peaceful hearts and the anger of many nations.

Today, as I watch the people from all over the world commemorate their loved ones, the victims as well as the survivors, I was reminded of this beautiful song.  I thought of our society, the whole world, the main reason why we exist, is to enjoy life and savor our freedom.

Freedom is not just from physical bounds but most importantly expressed in our freedom from hatred, freedom from fear, freedom from anger and all the bad elements in the world.

We should be living as a free country, a free individual, a free society but not to the point of hurting others, stepping into the liberty of fellowmen, killing precious lives for the proliferation of humanity.

Hatred should be eradicated and replace it with love for isn't it nice to be able to smile at our neighbors early in the morning? Isn't it nice to be appreciated by your boss in the workplace? Isn't it nice to be recognize as a valuable member of the community for our beneficial contributions? A lot of questions pop up but this is just my simple call of saying: "Our freedom ends to where the freedom of others begin."

I heard that from someone and what I mean is that when I think that I am free to do something, I should also think that another person is likewise free to do somethings.  We should be able to balance these. We should be able to recognize that all people are equally situated and among equals, there should be respect.

Oh well, I'm sounding like a priest giving a Sunday sermon. Live free everyone!

Lyrics of the song

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart

Live free, and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star

*Stay free, where no walls divide you
You're free as a roaring tide
So there's no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
Cause you're born free

1 comment:

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