Merdeka! Merdeka. Merdeka?

Yeah Merdeka!

We scream at the top of our lungs as if we had played some part. This independence that our ancestors fought for, what was it for? More importantly are we really independent?

My friends, no.

in·de·pend·ent. adjective

1.free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority. “the study is totally independent of central government” synonyms:freethinking, freeindividualistic;More

2. not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence. “I wanted to remain independent in old age” synonyms:self-sufficientself-supportingself-reliant, standing on one’s own two feet “her grown-up, independent children”

Look at our life. We work to pay for a house we live in. We work to pay the car to get to office. We work to pay our debts. But without these debts, can we truly live a happy life?

The world we know today is filled with materialism, which creates ample room for optimism and false happiness. Ask yourself, how long did a new cloth made you happy? New shoes? New car? In the end we want more. We want the better version, we constantly upgrade to fit our lifestyle.

Until we can find a mechanism to free ourselves from unnessary worldly worries, then I say, we are still mentally colonized.

Ps: you might want to look into zuhud.

 

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