Spiritually speaking, If we really do have freewill in this universe, then being a slave is a matter of choice. If one chooses to be a slave, then it is service to others.
Does this seem to be correct?
i guess, Hugh Mann, that it depends on one's motivation/reason for making that choice. It could be that by choosing to be a slave in one particular lifetime accelerated spiritual progress might/could be a result ???
Would that mean a s-t-s- orientation??