Freedom means intact memory. Tyranny only means amnesia and situational memory. Freedom demands true history. Despotism depends on fake history. A free man has the courage to face pain/misery in the past in order to learn and progress. A slave only wants to escape pain/misery in his past in order to satisfy his physical needs. A free man is an integrated being to pursue spiritual fulfillment. A slave is only a spiritual pervert kneeling down in front of power. --- Kai Chen
Do you have the courage to face the truth in your past, no matter how painful and humiliating it was? Or do you constantly want to forget your own painful past, just to numb your senses to survive the day? Memory or Amnesia, which one do you prefer?
This is the litmus test for everyone to see if you are a free being or you are just a slave of the circumstances occurred in the past. A free man is one who does not want to omit any detail in his own history. He wants to remember everything, in order not to repeat the mistakes, in order to progress toward a better future. An enslaved being only wants to remember those occurrences in his past that enhance his status and power in front of others in the present. He is such a pervert that despots and tyrants depend on for perpetuating their evil power.
Look around you and test yourself and others with this criterion. You will find the truth in my point. I hope you will remember, and you will never forget.