Oh, I know it's the 4th of July, a holiday in the USA celebrating the country breaking away from Britain.
We can "celebrate" that too if we want.
I am talking about your personal independence. You (most of you anyway) are free to think what you want and read what you want and walk into any church or temple if you want. You are free to work where you want and indulge a little too much in alcohol every now and again. You are free to sleep in on the weekends or work overtime to make some pocket money.
You are free. Take a look back and inventory the changes you have been able to make in life since leaving the Borg (unassimilating).
Happy Independence Day.