Today we celebrate the independence day of the world’s oldest democracy in existence. July 4th is not just a celebration for Americans but also for people all over the world. Let’s rejoice this moment while letting it also sink in for a moment that for two and a half centuries, men and women, rich and poor alike, irrespective of caste, creed and color have taken their destiny in their own hands.
As Swami Vivekananda has once famously said “You are the creator of your own destiny”, July 4th 1776 would always be a watershed moment in human history as mankind seized the opportunity to shape its future.
Yes, there were and are several discrepancies in the way the modern order works but it is for us to keep continuing the good work of our older generations and make the necessary amendments. But then it is a story for another day and another time. For now, wishing all our American brothers and sisters a very happy independence day!