Modern Day Slavery Essay

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Modern Day Slavery
What might slavery mean to you? Did you imagine a poor sickly person doing back braking work whose home is made of sticks? Would it surprise you to know that you are a slave? One of many definitions of slavery is: “a condition compared to that of a slave in respect of exhausting labor or restricted freedom.” Another example is: “excessive dependence on or devotion to something”. If you use money or credit to purchase anything you are a slave. If you have debt, such as a loan of any kind, consequently you are a slave. Slavery is still in existence here in America as well as the rest of the world. People have many wants and few needs in order to survive and when a person desires something, that person must trade a form of currency in order to acquire that good or service. In order for that same person to acquire that currency they most often have to work.
Humans need food, water, air, and shelter in order to survive. But for any normal person surviving isn’t enough! We have many more desires and we wish to live and not just survive. We don’t just want water to drink, you might rather have tea, coffee, or beer. We don’t want just any grub we might get our hands on, rather a dish of something pleasant such as lasagna, beef stew, or sushi. And who wants to live …show more content…

You may want a new car, you take a loan for that car, then spend the next 3-6 years working to pay off that car. You’re working for “The Man” more often than not to repay those debts. And if you don’t follow the direction of your masters you will be punished. Your masters are your needs/wants, your bills, and your employers. Do you still think you are free? Slavery is still alive and well throughout the world. These desires lead to debt, which in turn lead to jobs and are a seemingly endless cycle until death. “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”- Proverbs

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