Slavery and Selfishness

juny By juny, 6th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/phk6fkkq/
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In this modern time there are people who are "still" slaves.

Slavery in olden times

Slavery, for people who lack understanding is a sour word, or maybe bitter, but if we are going to open our eyes and see in a broader perspective the realities in life, the essence of slavery is practiced everywhere and, practically, of most, if not all, people.

A slave is defined in the Encarta dictionary as:

1. somebody forced to work for another: somebody who is forced to work for somebody else for no payment and is regarded as the property of that person

2. dominated person: somebody who is dominated by somebody or by something

3. somebody accepting another’s rule: somebody who meekly accepts being ruled by somebody else

4. very hard worker: somebody who works hard, in bad conditions, and for low pay

Modern times slaves

In this modern time there are people who are "still" slaves.
No-they are not slaves by other people.
No person made them a slave,but they made themselves "a slave"
Yes-slaves of their own greediness,lust and love of money.
They choose to be slaves by their own understanding,that power ,fame and wealth are the most important thing in this world.

A passage says :

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

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Money, Selfimprovement Learning, Selfish Motives, Selfishness, Slavery, Slaves

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Slavery is utter deprivation of all human rights of an individual. Nobody is born in this world being a slave to another. It is a sin and should be condemned in strong forthright terms for the sake of humankind. If we can be a voice to millions of voiceless people, that alone is a great service to the world. Timely and most appropriate article. Best regards Oballesansano

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author avatar juny
7th Sep 2011 (#)

hello P.D,

I agree, no one is born to be a slave , no one.

thanks for your insights and appreciation.

Good day :)

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author avatar Zach3000
7th Sep 2011 (#)

There are actually more real slaves today then there have ever been in the history of the world.

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author avatar juny
7th Sep 2011 (#)

helo Zach,

Precisely, people being self slave, of their own selfishness.

Thanks for the comment and have a good day :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you for calling attention to this oballesansano.

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author avatar juny
7th Sep 2011 (#)

hello Steve,

Thank you again for your appreciation sir.

Good day :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Well done!

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author avatar juny
8th Sep 2011 (#)

hello Delicia,

Thanks for your comment ma'm ,have a good day :)

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author avatar Gee
8th Sep 2011 (#)

very nice. :)

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author avatar juny
8th Sep 2011 (#)

hello Gee,

Thanks and have a good day :)

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author avatar Vernazoa
12th Sep 2011 (#)

As a child I as treated like a slave. Now I have ME!

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author avatar juny
12th Sep 2011 (#)

hello Verna,

Sorry to hear about this my dear ...I wish you all the happiness :)

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