Independence on AR Dictionary:
-Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.
Independence on Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary:
-independence (from sb/sth) (of a country) freedom from political control by other countries.
Independence in Islam
-not almightying each others except to the God(Allah); in ALL aspects of life.
Now......What independence means to you?
p/s: we are not a slave for each of us, we are slave just for Allah the Almighty God.