I find the longer I hang out here, the more I see many different definitions and understandings of ideas. I find it interesting the various ideas about servitude and being submissive. And to be honest, some of them rather amuse me. But I am not here to judge or make light of each individual's views.
I am blessed that those within my brood respect me enough and trust me enough to wish to be in service to me personally. Perhaps I am in a unique position where I no longer have to go out and fish for submissives. My reputation is such that they, from time to time, or via request from another Dom/Domme, will be sent for me to review and interview for a new applicant.
If they make it past the screening and interview, the training begins. And if they are truly 'into' it, they may be taken into the brood or returned to the former Dom/Domme, or released.
I have been truly honored that those I have accepted and trained truly wish to serve and wish to be completely submissive to my will and thoughts. These are truly marvelous individuals. And they have chosen to allow me to direct and guide them along their paths of desire, kink, passions, addictions.
And while I refuse to completely dominate every aspect of their lives, there are those that have wished a more complete domination, a 24/7 aspect. But I prefer my subs to be productive in life, so each of them have a professional life and have their own apartments or homes.
There could be a time where they no longer wish to be submissive or need to move on and they should be able to take care of themselves.
This is just my opinion.