A Sophisticate Celebrates her Independence

"Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing." Ayn Rand from 'The Fountainhead'

In 1776 George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison shaped our country financially, diplomatically, and politically to not only be one of the most powerful countries in the world but a place where we can be free to enjoy the benefits of 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'.  In the beginning, those words that immortalized in the Declaration of Independence applied only to landowning white males. In 2010, the audience that the Declaration of Independence now includes has expanded to apply to all races, all nationalities, and all genders living in the United States. Our founding fathers gave us the financial and political structure to pursue whatever life, liberty, and happiness we believe we deserve. 

With the Fourth of July, we celebrate with family and friends our appreciation and respect of our liberty and our freedom to pursuit to be happy. We celebrate to show our appreciation what the founding fathers and the protection that those who serve and have served in the military have provided. 

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." Coco Chanel

Every year, a Sophisticate celebrates the Fourth of July in appreciation of the fact that this country has given her the freedom to do and be anything her heart desires. She celebrates the fact that she is limited by nothing. Opportunities in the military, business, her personal life, and in politics are expanding and becoming possible to her more and more every day. What does that REALLY mean? It means that a Sophisticate is free to do anything she wants, whenever, with whomever. 

"Independence is Individualism" Sophisticate in the Suburbs

Independence means to be an individual. Independence means the freedom for a Sophisticate to be exactly who and what she is, be what she wants to be. 

"Freedom is the determination to control one's destiny" Sophisticate in the Suburbs

Problems, obstacles, and limitations are created. Created because no one is perfect, not even a Sophisticate. Sophistication is a choice. The difference is what a Sophisticate does in spite of and in the face of those problems, obstacles, and limitations. 

In the end, a Sophisticate celebrates the freedom to determine her own destiny on Independence Day and everyday.