A teacher is explaining biology to her 3rd grade students. She says, “Human beings are the only animals that stutter.” A little girl raises her hand saying, “I had a kitty-cat who stuttered.”
The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become. So, she asked the girl to describe the incident. “Well,” she began, “I was in the back yard with my kitty and the Rottweiler that lives next door got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!”
The teacher exclaimed, “That must’ve been scary!” The little girl said, “It sure was. My kitty raised her back, went ‘Sssss!, Sssss!, Sssss!’ and before she could say ‘S#!t,’ the Rottweiler ate her!”
What does INDEPENDENCE really mean? We know what it means to a country but what does it mean to the individual? Choices, freedom, living life as a free-spirit or is it interdependence? How we are to live and behave toward our fellow man. How are we to choose our individual INDEPENDENCE?
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope. ~~ Herbert Hoover