The freest people in the world are those who have senses of inner peace about themselves: They simply refuse to be swayed by the whims of others, and are quietly effective at running their own lives. They are responsible people, but they are not enslaved by other people’s selfish interpretation of what responsibility is. Freedom is something you must insist upon.
Perhaps the best way to achieve freedom in your life is to remember this guideline: Never place TOTAL reliance in anyone other than yourself when it comes to guiding your own life. Or, as Emerson said in Self-Reliance, “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
All this talk about freedom is not to imply that you should in anyway isolate yourself from others. On the contrary, non-victims are most often people who love having fun with others. They carry themselves in uplifted, gregarious manners, and they are more secure in their relationships because they refuse to let their lives be run by manipulators.
Dr Wayne W Dyer
During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people, I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if it needs be it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
Most people fall into one of three groups: those who are obsessed with work to the point of exhaustion and gross neglect of their personal and interpersonal lives; those who fear and dread going to work; and those who regard work as a chore, a drag, a torment, something to be endured until one can retire. Employers complain that it is difficult to find employees who are honest, conscientious and committed.
"The fact that one is white, or black, or brown, amounts to nothing. It is not skin colour that distinguishes nations. What distinguishes nations is the difference in knowledge, wisdom and maturity, and whether they live well, in peace.You, my people, say you hate being called Kaffirs, as I do. Let us therefore advance out of the conditions of life that are cited to denigrate us. Let us have decent and well furnished houses, adequate clothing and food, proper education and access to all the knowledge that the English have."