I came into this world with wool over my eyes. I followed rules that I did not create. I was given a name that I did not choose.
I have observed these rules, and they have been sufficient in keeping me functioning but not happy. I am not destined to follow these rules forever.
It is my right as a free thinking, cognitive being to disagree with the rules presented to me. By unplugging myself from systems of fear, I have time for personal reflection and have come up with my own beliefs.
I believe there is no act that is truly right or wrong in everyone’s eyes. There is only what I as an individual believe through my unique experiences, and whether or not I act according to my beliefs. When I follow my beliefs, I feel good. When I go against my beliefs, I feel bad. That is my religion.
My beliefs adapt over time as I gain experiences in this amazing world. I need no certification or approval to act upon my beliefs, nor shall I force another to believe what I believe. My ideas are worth living for. They are worth dying for.
It is my belief that an incredible synergy will result when each of us has the courage to think for ourselves. It is at that moment, the world as we know it will change forever.
The veil blocking my vision has been lifted, I now follow my own rules, and I have chosen a name. My journey to self-sufficiency has begun. This is my declaration of independence.