If we give up part of ourselves for what is immoral or selfish we have sold our souls to become slaves to a master.  As such, we do their bidding no matter what cost to others. Freedom is gained and kept on battlefields, but before a single bullet is fired, we must be free in our minds and selfless in our hearts. Those who realize this understand that the nature of a master is to control while the requirement of a slave is to obey. The righteous already know this and further, that regardless of what is gained by the slave, the right to utilize it will always belong to the master.

C.L. Harmon