What freedom means…
Muriella’s Corner salutes its readers from all over the world whose birthplace is the United States of America, as well as those who have made the USA their home.
Independence means many things to different people, but the overarching meaning is freedom, freedom from oppression, freedom from hunger, freedom from persecution…
The biggest freedom is internal freedom, freeing the mind from negative thoughts, from limitations, from hatred, from intolerance – and letting in the freedom of right thinking, love, abundance/plenty/financial independence …
As Camus said, Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better; Kwame Nkruma exhorted, We face neither East nor West ; we face Forward.
In this issue we will share information on becoming financialy independent (see article below on the growing number of millionaires worldwide); acquiring and maintaining financial freedom. We also throw some light on disparities of wealth and health in countries with increasing numbers of millionaires.
Send us your feedback on financial freedom, where you are in its acquisition, what needs still exist to attain financial freedom. Perchance, this topic might not be of interest or significance to some of you. We would like to know that too.
We are lucky to have the free services of a Financial Guru (see article below) for readers of Muriella’s Corner, who will help us find the way to financial independence, or help us maintain and grow our wealth position along the way.
Happy July 4th
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
It is far better to be free to govern or misgovern yourself than to be governed by anybody else.
The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Since my release, I have become more convinced than ever that the real makers of history are the ordinary men and women of our country; their participation in every decision about the future is the only guarantee of true democracy and freedom.
The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.
Nelson Rohlilahla Mandela
Mr. Mandela has walked a long road and now stands at the top of the hill. A traveller would sit down and admire the view. But a man of destiny knows that beyond this hill lies another and another. The journey is never complete.
F. W. De Klerk
Freedom isn’t free, even in peace time. Our military personnel have always sacrificed family time, their own freedom to come and go at will, the freedom to make a dozen choices a day. They sometimes have sacrificed their health, their limbs, even their lives for what they believe in – our freedom.