Independence or Freedom?


Independence or Freedom? By Harkheindzel Kenny Omiyale.
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The aim of every life is to experience freedom to a certain degree of satisfaction. This is a quest that has been going on since the very first cell got the initiative to evolve.

Over the years, aeons, and generations, this quest has not stopped. Well, the truth is, it will never stop. As mankind strives for a better life, easier life, longer life, smarter life, and a stellar experience every time, he keeps devising ways to attain this life of ideal equilibrium.

One way to get there is to take a quantum leap which atimes generates a lot of entropy or cacophony. But the will to attain that desired freedom charts the course of man through the ubiquitous challenges, inhibitors, and every available impediment along the way.

The very word ‘independence’ is a mockery to freedom (*this is my view*). It is a false intention created by the mind of mankind that shows the feeling or sensation of freedom. However sincere this approach is, it’s eventuality could only result in the destine hope of a mirage.

“The thirst for ‘Independence’ caused the fall of man in the garden of Eden. So sad that he lost the ‘Freedom’ he had always had just so that he can feel the essence of independence.” – Harkheindzel Kenny Omiyale.

Few minds are ready to trench into the zone of uncertainty where anything can happen. True freedom comes when a mind has the will to give up all for a better yet uncertain life. Freedom comes when minds evolve rather than adapt to prevailing circumstances or happenstances. This kind of faith gave the first fish the zeal of hope to step out of the waters (according to those who believe in the theory of evolution).

Freedom is a battle, a war against the present because we have seen a glimpse of the future.

The Bible gives a truth to the nature of this freedom.

[Freedom] “… is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

“Again, [Freedom] is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls, who having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”

This is the price of freedom.

Today Nigeria celebrates her ‘democratic Independence’ but the question is “Are we experiencing the freedom we hope to get with democracy?”
Are we free or are we independent? Do we have either or none?

That’s a question I would want everyone to answer.

I will end with this quote;
” Living in the illusion of freedom is the greatest enslavement of all.” – Harkheindzel Kenny Omiyale.

Happy democracy day.

*This is a creative property of Harkheindzel Kenny Omiyale. All rights reserved.*

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