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What Independence REALLY Means to Me

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Today is August 6 which marks the day when Jamaica received Independence from being ruled by the British in 1962 which makes it 53 Years. As I look through my wardrobe and realize there is nothing that would make a Green , Black and Gold outfit from our Flag I really wondered what Independence means to me.


If you've known me long enough you would know this is just a regular day to me which bares no significance ... surprise , surprise. This of course is a controversial post and I've decided to go ahead just the same. I remember on July 4th a few Bloggers and Youtubers did a post sponsored by the Army about what they loved most about their country. Most of them said freedom .. freedom to live their dreams making Videos and creating Blog Posts and make a living from that. Freedom of expression I guess. Then I thought .. Wow! We don't have that here in Jamaica ... Here I am a 28 year old female with a B.A Degree in Language , Communication & Society with a rather impressive Resume after doing A LOT OF FREE LABOUR .. until I got a few Jobs .. and then decided to resign and start my own Marketing & P.R Boutique Company & be Professional Blogger. There are some people who think I'm weird for not doing the "Jamaican Thing " get a job I kinda sort like in a box with people I probably don't like , purchase a home I probably can't afford without giving up something else and so on .


Independence to me .. is doing something you love without being afraid of what people might say and ultimately being able to sustain yourself. With that being said ... Jamaica as a country is not Independent since we rely so much on the U.S , ASIA , U.K and just the world in general. Year after year they have this GRAND GALA to celebrate and support a lie which they could use the money to do better things .. one being to build a bigger and better DAM since each year we have "water restrictions" and can even be locked up if we are caught washing our very own cars on our very on properties . Why should my Car be dirty because of mismanagement.

Don't get me wrong I love my country .. but we are just not Independent

Instead of Independence we should celebrate out De-colonization

What does Independence means to you?

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20 comments on "What Independence REALLY Means to Me"
  1. Very informative post. I did not know this about your country. I found it interesting. Thank you for the information.

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  2. I did not know that Jamaica had only become its own country 53 years ago. That's not very long at all.

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  3. Being an American, I never really gave much thought to something like this. What an interesting perspective.

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  4. You are right. Now worrying about fitting in is true independence.

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  5. I had no idea it was so hard in Jamaica. I am in the US, I am thankful for many things but there are a lot of choices our government has made lately, hoping for big changes with a new president next year.

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  6. I dont think too many countries are really independant anymore, including the US.

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  7. Very good post. In all reality most countries are ruled.

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  8. I never thought about it that way. I guess independence can be defined in a lot of different ways! Personally, I do feel like an independent person.

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  9. This a really insightful post. I think it's great that you are carving your own path.

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  10. I had not considered this about your country and I appreciate learning new thing. So many countries truly are not independent.

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  11. Wow. What a great view into your world. I agree with you though - I am thankful for my independence but sometimes people in your own country take that independent feeling away with their own opinions.

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  12. Interesting read. I would love to visit Jamaica some day.

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  13. Yesterday my coworker asked me if any country is really independent. The truth is we all need each other & globalization makes sure we all stay in this position.

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  14. Oh lawd you hit independence right on the head. Being able to sustain myself and my family. The US govt is a joke...

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  15. I didn't realize the information you gave on Jamaica. It's interesting though, to hear about other cultures.

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  16. I had no idea that Jamaica was such a young independent country. I agree that independence is really more about following your dreams.

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  17. I have a fondness for Jamaica, since we spent our honeymoon there. Thank you for sharing more about it!

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  18. You raise some very interesting points! Sometimes we here in the US don't have as much freedom as we are "supposed" to. Though when compared to other countries, we do count our blessings.

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  19. Well said! Its important to remember what really matters and what independence really means.

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  20. I enjoyed that video. Never heard that song before.

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