Slavery is not yet done
Seneca identified various forms of slavery that plague humanity.
“Show me a man who isn’t a slave,” Seneca demanded, pointing out that even slave owners were chained to the responsibilities of the institution of slavery. “One is a slave to sex, another to money, another to ambition; all are slaves to hope or fear.”
By Ryan Holiday in his book Discipline Is Destiny
Seneca has astutely pointed out that even those who owned slaves were themselves chained to the responsibilities of the institution of slavery.
In his observation, he identified various forms of slavery that plague humanity.
Seneca's words serve as a powerful reminder that true freedom lies not in the absence of physical chains, but in breaking free from the shackles of our own desires and fears.
It is a call to examine the invisible bonds that hold us captive and strive for liberation.
Only by recognizing and transcending these forms of slavery can we truly claim our independence and live a life of authentic freedom.