Friday, August 15, 2014

Freedom. (Blog marathon post 18)

This morning, we attended the Independence day celebrations in my daughter's school. The children had put up a splendid performance that enacted the relevant snippets of Indian History,  ranging from the mutiny of 1857, going on to depict the lives of various freedom fighters, a fantastic performance rendition of the poem 'Where the head is held high and the mind is without fear..', an enactment of Mangal Pandey episode, dances, patritoic songs  and  also how India has progressed and evolved.
I had goosebumps as the children performed---so powerful were the emotions invoked.


Later when I got home, I began thinking about what 'Freedom' means to us in a personal context.

To a young professional who has just started a career, Freedom might  mean having enough money to indulge in whatever they desire, without worrying too much about spending. Many people spend their entire lives in pursuit of this.
To a teen , freedom might mean not being accountable to anyone, especially to parents.
To some others freedom might mean, having a choice for attire they wear.

To me, Freedom is the ability to travel wherever I want to, for whatever length of duration, without being answerable to anyone for my actions. To me freedom also means expressing what I believe in,  without any kind of restrictions. Freedom also means choosing what I opt to do in my life. It means that I can go where I want, at any time I desire, wearing whatever I think is appropriate.

Freedom, to me, is a need. Without Freedom, I might exist but it would kill the spirit in me. For me freedom is as essential as the air I breathe and without it I would suffoctae.

What does Freedom mean to you?
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6 comments:

  1. Freedom to me is..
    in INDIA if we have a library like in US where we have the freedom to take any number of books, cds and a wide variety of it to choose also..

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  2. Freedom ??? I don't think we are independent yet. In a country of 120 crore population, women are still unsafe. They don't have the liberty to roam wherever they want to. Even after 68 years of Independence, male counterparts are still dominating the society...
    Well I have written a post on my blog regarding this freedom. If you permit I would like to paste the link here

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  3. Freedom is when police of our country start treating citizens gently.
    Freedom is when citizens of our conuntry treats anyone gently.
    Freedom is when we can government documents & process without delay.
    Freedom is when there is equlity among humans.
    Freedom is when 1.2 billions get thier food everyday.

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  4. a person is free when he is allowed to fulfill his or dreams without any barriers..

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  6. For me, a citizen is free when you can have your own choice.
    Freedom means nothing forced
    what happens to a child who can not be free to eat her food...
    what happens to all citizens who go to elections and chooses a good person to represent you and after that they will not do just anything for his people ... this is freedom ... where a woman can not choose who will get together every day in your life ....
    which means freedom where men do not respect women ... freedom where the government receives millions and a teacher salary miserable ... frankly, since I can understand how a human I can not accept a false freedom ....
    Thanks Santosh....Thanks Ventak for share ...we need citizen as you....and our people will be glad atleast happier... -

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