Freedom

Freedom is such an essential piece of our lives. Many people speak out about what they think about freedom and what should be done about it. One great musician, Bob Marley, did just that. In the words of the late Marley, "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind ¦  only we as humans can protect our own freedom. This act cannot be accomplished by others; we must take action in preserving our own liberty.

People are not the same. Some believe certain things while others think completely oppositely. These differences in belief can lead to disasters, such as hate, terrorism, and war. As Marley puts it, "Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I [would] like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all ¦ " If all men would live in peace, our freedom would never be threatened, and although we know that world peace cannot be accomplished, everyone can take action in an attempt to attain it.

Patriotism is great, although occasionally people go overboard with protection for freedom, and become foolish in their actions, "Is the foolish dog, bark at the flying bird,  Marley expresses. For example, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, many Americans felt that all Muslims were responsible and had a hand in the attacks. People began taking offensive and violent action against innocent Muslims living peacefully in the U.S. "We should really love each other in peace and harmony; instead we're fussin' n fighting like we ain't supposed to be,  Marley thinks. These petty actions never go overlooked, and can even lead to our freedom being threatened and even endangered.

Marley quotes, "But my hand was made strong by the hand of the Almighty.  In times of desperateness, people look to higher powers for help and strength. Many people turn to Gods and idolize

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