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30 Days of Abraham Lincoln – Day 26

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy. – Definition of Democracy

My Take – I barely know how to manage my own life, so who am I to tell someone else how to live theirs?  I resent others who offer opinions or commands without invitation, so I do my best to refrain from doing so myself.  You become a slave when you submit to the opinion that someone else is more capable than you are at living your life, and you become a master when you assume that you have the ability to make someone else live in a manner of which you approve.

1 Comment

  1. Slave to fashion, slave to technology, slave to… and it goes on and on… But you’re right, when it gets ‘personal’ is where the line gets drawn!


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