What is freedom? And what’s a rebellious spirit if your beliefs and actions has those of the higher power rebel against you? There is no such thing as freedom in the world we live in today, and a rebellious spirit is stripped because “we the people” hate those who don’t attack things emotions first. The term “we the people” has become sort of popular throughout social media. But what “we the people” fail to realize is that “we the people” aren’t coming together like “we the people” should.
The above picture is a super fact, yet it doesn’t mean what it says. An honest feeling, but a contradiction. Ask yourself this question: am I/are we free? Is there a such thing as freedom? If I rebel against the cause who will hear my voice? You wanna know why freedom is nonexistent? The answer is simple - expectations. Expectations does and seemingly kills the freedom of a human. Expectations are “goals” not only set up by us but by “we the people”. The people consist of family, friends, school, social life, and the media. It’s simple really; you can be anyone you want in life except YOU.
Before you take the first two paragraphs out of line, just hear me out and wait until the end of this piece. Expectations kill freedom because, though we’re pursuing who we want to be, the road along the way is us being built by others to how they want us to be. Get it? What’s being free anyway? In America being free means moving out of your parents house, having a job, making money, getting a car and providing for yourself. Why isn’t being free living in a country that isn’t in debt? Where poverty no longer exists? Where our government actually gives a damn about it’s people? Being free isn’t all that because of what the media and government has instilled into our brains.
Being free and having freedom is no longer peace in your soul, it’s only about a fat wallet and a comfy bed. Ignorance and hypocrisy is what is breaking this country, it is what’s breaking the people. Us as people are so wired in to what society and people around us want us to be that we forget who we are, what we love. The expectations of an 18 year old graduating high school is; “ok hurry up, go to college, get your diploma, move out after your second year, get a job that you don’t want and stay in debt until you have to work at Walmart”. Unless you get a scholarship or come from a family of money, you’re essentially screwed. Loans you have to pay back, and financial aid is good until you aren’t getting it anymore. Money is good until you have to 800 bucks on 3 books, have about 5 more books to buy, all just to have on your desk to barely ever open. As a college student myself this is all 100 percent accurate and I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve learned more through google than I have from a book or sitting in a classroom.
Going to college and getting your degree and diploma is, in the eyes of the media, family and society, the “American Mission”. And then comes the “American Dream” of living peacefully. News flash, no college student or graduate will ever live peacefully; knowing there are people who have done less than them doing better, and people who didn’t go to college and are doing better. I personally don’t think college is what it’s made out to be. We take classes of all kinds for no reason but we have to take them in order to get our degree and graduate. We have to go because it’ll make our parents happy, and because it’s the right thing to do. Oh, and also to get a damn good job “you have to have a degree”. Is a degree as important as it once was?? Absolutely not. We live in a world where what’s on your resume is more important than the classes you took and the degree you achieved. So what’s the problem?
The problem is, this world lacks rebellious minds. There’s not enough “NO’s!” but there sure as hell plenty of “OKs” and “yes’s” going around. What I’ve learned in college more than anything else (and I know there’s plenty who feel the same) is economics and communication. That’s not because teachers taught me, it’s because you grow and you learn and your mind opens up more than it did when you were 18. In a classroom what you get is a slide show with bullet points, on a test you get questions that are designed to fool and mind fuck you. Questions you weren’t prepared for and things you never learned. Then again, the books you buy can and cannot come in handy. We go to high school and all we have to buy is a pen, bag and notebook. We go to these billion dollar universities we have to pay over 5 grand a semester, over a grand on books a semester and when you graduate you have to pay that billion dollar school back.
Crazy right? As people we’re succumbed and suffocated to believing that there is no other option than going to school to being successful. There is though. You have to fight, rebel, and be you to achieve your dream. I’m not saying college is hell and don’t go, but if you like college isn’t for you than don’t waste your time, because chances are and the reality is, college is wasting your time. Instead of taking your classes for what you are majoring in you have to take a bunch of crappy ass classes you hate, subjects you dislike, all just to find out you won’t ever see it again in your life and career. Hypocrisy, contractions and a bunch of blind young ones all at once.
Aside from us being wired to school, the media and government strips us from freedom. Yeah you’ll hear Obama talking about a free nation and the media backing him, blah blah blah. Yes, I understand we love in a country where there’s endless amount of opportunities but does that mean we’re free? Are we free if we can’t stand up and speak for ourselves? What’s a rebellious mind if you don’t have the government funded media news organization behind your back? Obama says all the right things but is doing all the evil things. We don’t see it because we’re forced not to see it. A smart mind who puts their emotions to the side, their brains on research, and the media to rest will see that our government doesn’t want anyone outside of their own to pull through.
All this talk about the “New World Order” taking over and it’s time to change things up, is all nonsense. What’s going to bring down this world is us, “we the people”. We the people are the ones who are keeping racism alive and dreams to die. When I say racism don’t think I just mean white on black, or white on everyone. I mean racism. White on black, black on white, black on Spanish, Spanish on Arab, Arab on Asian, and Asian on Smurf. Our minds are controlled to believe what we see on CNN, what we read in the papers. Simply forgetting how those outlets are controlled. Shit, I posted a picture on Instagram saying I was against the actions on Egypt and I dislike Obama and our government; you know what? I was deemed a racist and a person who should leave the country if he hates his own. Lol, yeah that happened.
The crazy thing is, I’m just a young soul but with a mind who likes to go against the norm. FYI, I did not once say I wanted to leave the country, I love America. Just because I dislike Obama and just because I’m “light skinned” does no way in hell mean I’m racist. I didn’t like Bush…the fuck does that make me? It’s those type of people the media and government are controlling to believing everything is all right. It’s not, it’s far, very far from all right. How are we supposed to be free or believe in freedom when most of us walk around with shackles in our brain?
To touch on a point stated above, we live in a world today where “we the people” embrace what’s popular and discredit those in search of more than what they got. “We the people” are the first to embrace twerking but are the first to bash Kanye West when he speaks. The first call a man an arrogant, pompous, selfish man just because he’s using his rebellious soul to go against the norm and chase his dream outside his music. There are those who come out as arrogant and as people, there are those who choose not to take what he’s saying as for real because there are people under him with nothing. Whose fault is it? His or there’s? Don’t knock an individual who is trying to do more for himself and his family just because you refuse to lose a battle in chasing your own dream.
One last thought, another problem with the world we live in today; “we the people” feel like we can’t speak up against the higher power. The problem with that is, we forget that the higher power once spoke up to the people who were above them. If you can’t see that all you simply have to do is take your mind out of the gutter.
My point with this post is simple, stop being apart of the normal. Go out, chase what YOU want, do what YOU got to do, believe in what YOU want to believe, and just know freedom begins with YOU. As people, young and old, we have to open up our minds, speak up, and motivate those who are unmotivated. Being free isn’t about being materialistic, it is about being free from the drama, being free from the pain and stress, and being free as an individual.
We the People need to stop being the 9-5’s, and we need to start being the 24/7’s.