Did we actually get freedom? In my opinion we just got independence but still we are not free. Many books, articles and stories have been written about freedom but the actual problem is not freedom, it’s just a state of mind. Our mind is inclining to this word of freedom. Our mind is occupied by pessimistic thoughts that have been set up by social society.
We are not free from mind; our mind is in constant thinking. It is always on unrest, hustling on what to do? When to do? Where to do? How to do? This so many WH have imprisoned our freedom of thoughts. Now, what does it mean to be free? Is it that whatever you do? Going wherever you like? Thinking of anything? This is actually what we make mistake, it’s not freedom. Many people in the world got freedom but still they are not free. Freedom comes from intelligence, and it’s not that we thought we are intelligent and we are free but it starts from your surrounding environment.
Our little world of thoughts is controlled by social, religious, parental and traditional influences. They make you so too narrow to come out of it. Instead of understanding these influences, we are convinced by them to abide by their influences. What society will think? How will my parents react? What will XYZ religious guru say? What will happen if I don’t follow family tradition etc. these vicious thoughts implies over our intelligence and steal away our freedom of thoughts. We want to be free from it, we already know that we are going in wrong direction yet we will go just because we are afraid of its consequences. When there is fear for freedom than it is very hard to get rid of it.
Our expectations, our ambitions, our popularity and with these new world’s social world fondly called as social media has ruthlessly crushed the freedom of thoughts. Don’t most of us want to be safe? Don’t we want to be a famous personality? Everyday we wake up, looking at mirror and think wow, How lovely I look! We all want to be extraordinary that’s why we all have names. We all want to be recognized and the moment we want to be something, we are not free.
It’s real clue to understand the problem of freedom. It’s actually a very complex problem as we all want to be somebody else, we throw our fake personality. We are actually just like our Aadhar card photo, but we show the world our instagram photo where everything are filtered. This filtering is the root cause of imprisonment of thought. In addition comparison in this bitter world makes it harder to make us free from this stigma. That XYZ person is more successful, be like your elder brother, just learn something from Mr. XYZ’s son, he is so obedient. All these bullshit hammered our mind and smashed all the freedom of speech.
The right education will help to understand the freedom. It is so simple that we just need to be ourselves all the time. We are not spending time with ourselves, we are in constant touch with outer world but there is dark imprisonment in inner world. We are not educated for this, our education encourages us to be ourselves, understand ourselves, our self and that is the most difficult task to perform.
The new world’s hope is us, to see what is right and wrong? Face this problem of freedom and not just verbally but by doing. Don’t just try, wake up and do it from today to learn the actual meaning of freedom.