Yesterday the United States celebrated it’s Independence Day. Many countries celebrate such a day to denote their coming of age and independence from the input and control of another’s influence. Not many people celebrate such a day for their life but maybe we should.
What in your life do you NEED to become independent from? A mortgage? A bad relationship? A job? An unhealthy lifestyle? What would financial independence look like for you? What would freedom look like to you? CopsAlive is built upon the premise that we should have a plan to survive and thrive in life and in our job. What’s your plan?
Sometimes we take freedom for granted and sometimes we may not even spend time contemplating what freedom really means to us. There are still many people in this world that do not enjoy even a fraction of the freedom that many of us take for granted every day. There are also many, many people who live in a free society that are as trapped and enslaved as those who are oppressed. Each of us needs to define freedom for ourselves.
As police officers and law enforcement professionals we, of all the people on the earth, should understand and appreciate the meaning of the word freedom and we should be very clear about what the concept of independence means to us.
Happy Independence Day to You!