The definition of slavery is not
nearly as clear as it used to be when we could see the physical chains and whips
that shackled human laborers. Therefore, it's more vital than ever to identify
the abstract ways in which humanity is confined. Here are ten signs you might
be a modern-day slave:
You might be a slave if...
1. You hate
when your alarm clock buzzes: If you don't wake up everyday with fantastic
anticipation to be alive, you might be living under someone else's command. In
fact, if you have to wake up at the same time every day, you're probably
2. You're forced to pay for causes you vehemently
oppose: If you're a peaceful person but are forced to pay for wars done in
your name, you might be a slave. Likewise, if you're forced to pay for
corporate welfare of failed institutions while you struggle to stay healthy,
you're surely a slave.
3. You expect someone else to
take care of you: If someone other than yourself takes care of you, then
you're likely beholden to them in countless ways. Be careful, you might be a
slave if you demand that the government give you something other than
4. You must follow laws that your Master may
break: If the rule of law only applies to you and your lowly peers, while
the Masters get away with murder, you're clearly a slave in an unjust
5. You think mob rule is better than personal freedom: If
you believe that majority rule is always better for you than free will, then
you're most certainly a slave.“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is
the truth.” -- Mahatma Gandhi.
6. You condemn beliefs of others:
If you're taught to hate the beliefs of others who have never harmed you, then
your mind has been thoroughly confined by your Master's implanted beliefs.
7. You believe people should be caged for consuming a product: If
you believe that it's okay to cage humans for consuming a product in private,
then you probably love your enslavement.
8. You sit in traffic for
more than one hour a day: If you waste over 360 hours a year (10,800 hours
over a 30-year career, that's 450 days) commuting to a job you despise, your
time and life belongs to someone else.
9. You're forced to wear a
uniform: If you're forced into a dress code of any kind, including a suit
and tie, you're a show clown with someone to impress in order to receive your
10. You watch over 20 hours of TV per week: If you
occupy your amazing mind in front of a glowing box in the room for 1,040 hours a
year (43 days), then your unlimited creativity is impossibly chained to a
lifetime of mindlessness