You must have read my post on independence, the price of achieving , maintaining it and the feeling of liberty. It’s awesome and its great. But are we really free ? This thought provoked me to visit the diverse and deep nature of entangled contemporary slavery. Modern or contemporary slavery comes in many forms and nature. i.e the financial slavery, emotional slavery, relational slavery and so on… There might be very few people, free of financial burden, emotional attachment, and obliged to someone\something due to a relationship with an individual. We all know we have and we’ve been there. But we enjoy these slavery as they provide us certain level of grace, feeling of happiness and emotional stability in the long run.
Human slavery was a very big issue in early colonial days and still exists in some parts of world in one form or the other. But it’s mostly prohibited by law around the globe. We all know about the emancipation and proclamation on the end of human slavery, but we fail to admit or overlook the contemporary slavery of things; the materialistic society, its necessaries and the social rituals and obligation. Nirvana is hard to achieve. We don’t see the burden of suffocation, the contemporary slavery in this materialistic society as we are use to it.
Unless we rise above and beyond to see the reflection and have a new look at the materialistic society and its entangled dependency on various factors, its hard to see the contemporary slavery.