They say…Ones you”ll grow up, you”ll be free….free to walk alone…free to choose things…free to do whatever you want to do…free to say whatever you like etc.
And then…Time passes..you grow up. You think that you’re free now…you become happy & start shouting in happiness. Suddenly, someone comes to you & say you can’t just shout like this, people are getting disturbed. You’re like , “hey what’re you talking about , I’m free now, I can do whatever I like.” And they say, it’s illegal, you have to follow certain rules to live here.And at that time, you realise you were being fooled through all of your childhood & teenage.
“Ok, okk I”ll follow the rules, tell me the rules now, I’m ready to play..Oo I mean follow”, that’s what you say to them next day, after having a full night crying. They’re like… “Oo we know you”ll accept our terms & conditions, one day or the other, as you don’t have any other choice…(a hahaha or laughing feeling for them).”
And then starts the T&C part.First comes the family, then the relatives & then the society. And after these primary T&Cs comes the college & work life rules & regulations. Then there’s always the city administration, the state & central governments who have their own set of rules. Or above all comes the greatest set of rules which everyone must follow to remain the so called best person in the eyes of almighty, yeh…the religious set of rules.
And when you’ve accepted each & every rule out there, there comes some bonus rules for different kinds of people in different different areas. Some gender based rules, some color based rules or some religion or cast or area or language or anything based limitations. BONUS set of T&Cs is compulsory, if you belong to some specific category.
And then after accepting every bonus or non-bonus set of rules & regulations, you’re free. Ohh yes… you heard it right, you’re free to do this thing,… ”but why not that ?” , because that’s unacceptable to… ”to whom?” ,.. to these..to those…or to us.
Then how can be call ourselves free, are we really free? No we aren’t, we’re bounded by a lot of unwanted & unnecessary limitations, & still we call ourselves free. How can it be ?
It’s not just about the boundations by others. Above all we’re bounded by our own thoughts, our own mind, we’re bounded by our own selves. How can we still be called free ?
We say birds are free, but there’s always some or the other situation, in which they’ve to follow limitations.
Nothing in this universe is absolutely free. Freedom is more of a relative term.We’re relatively more free than these..or we’re relatively less free than those.
We’re nothing but slaves of space & time.And how could a slave be called free ? We might be more or less free than the other, but we can’t be called absolutely free.
Ps : Don’t set the limits to your own self , don’t limit yourself. Be Free…🦋Free up your thoughts…😀✌️
Happy Independence Day…🇮🇳Jai Hind…🇮🇳
🕊️ May the peace prevail on our Earth. May the hope abide in our Hearts. 🕊️