The Definition of Independence

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The Definition of Independence People may say that the definition of independence is a complex word. In all truth independence is a difficult word to try to define. This is because everybody has their own assumption of what independence is. Very rarely are their two people that have the same perception of what the definition of independence is. What I believe that the definition of independence is the absolute freedom to do what you want, and to not be held back by any rules or laws of government or man, but by the rules and laws of nature and your own conscious. My view of independence may greatly differ form your beliefs on the definition but in this paper I will try to show exactly what my perspective on the definition of independence is by my experiences, my beliefs, my thoughts, and research on the subject at hand. Firstly, I believe that independence can not be the definition of what your government says is independent. If you go by what the government says is independent than why not go by Chinas definition of independence, or by the communists party’s definition of independence. If you are being governed than you are not truly independent. In my belief to be truly independent you must be able to do what you want when you want and have nobody tell you what you can or can not do. The only true way to have independence is to make your own decisions instead of basing your decision on what society thinks. How can a person be truly independent if they have to do what other people think is the right thing to do? The answer to that question is that they can not be independent. Independence is the ability to do what you want even if it is not what society thinks that it is not the right. These beliefs are one of my building blocks for my definition of independence. Secondly, in my experience I have only had the feeling of true independence once or twice in
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