Isn’t it funny that how easily the news of your zodiac being changed made the whole cyber world go off the wall while dozens of people, rather hundreds of them, sacrificing their lives under the banner of freedom go un-noticed?
Let alone the right of expression and speech, people are denied the right to live! What we see are merely living corpses walking around without any dreams or aspirations. Women enslaved, child labor, domestic violence, all of this is nothing but the denial to their basic right of freedom.
Life is as it is. There are some fundamental laws such as you reap what you sow and the yin and yang; or, as the Beatles taught us, “Instant karma’s gonna get you.” However, one of the fundamental tenets of existentialism is freedom. As we see in Kashmir, Palestine, Egypt, and other places, people all over the world have a burning desire to be free. If there is a universal truth, it has to be the quest of humans for freedom!
And yet, humans are the only animals I know who are born free and then spend their lives imprisoning themselves. We are born free with more doors open to us than we can ever hope to enter and then we systematically close those doors by making poor choices.
We blame the system, the circumstances of our birth, racism, chauvinism, ageism, and the list goes on. I will not diminish those things and the other evils which swirl around us and tempt us and crush us and keep us from reaching our full potential. But all too often we are the authors of our annihilation. We unlock the door of failure and rush eyes wide open through it.
Make the right decisions and you’ll be te one enjoying the freedom of living! This freedom is the freedom to dream, freedom to live the moment, freedom to do what you want, freedom to think and change!
Freedom carries with it responsibility. We must work hard to protect our freedom and make the right choices. We must join in solidarity with those around the world who are struggling for their own freedom.