This is my version of freedom.
If a person can act in a way he or she prefers and doesn’t have to be concerned about being frowned upon or
being prosecuted, that person is free.
There are two aspects to this freedom.
First the socio-economic conditions in the society must be positive.
For example if a person is struck with poverty he can’t live the way he prefers. So it is very important, a society is prosperous and I think it could be called as the financial freedom.
Then the person should be able to act upon his will without worrying about the reactions of the society.
Now you must be asking, shouldn’t Rules and customs exist in a society? YES YES YES they should. But they should only exist to protect one group of the society from another. Not to burden the lives of people.
Knowing or not, freedom is the thing we value most. But we tend to take it as granted. We only realize the
value of it when we lose it.
When someone else’s believes or traditions effect our freedom we object immediately, but when our believes
or traditions effect another ones freedom we come up with varies excuses.
When shall we create a society where everyone can live the damned way they want?
Let me have one last say. This is something i really want to shout aloud, walking around. When it comes to
freedom never be content. No matter how you feel the society is free and perfect someone can be out there
with his freedom taken away.
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This post is written at a time when the comfortable lead held by Barrack obama is been diminished because of the dirty tactics played by clinton campaign and stupid remarks made by black associates of obama, which has alienated some of his white supporters away from him. Although obama won missisipi easily, 70% of whites have voted for clinton. It should be a worrying factor for obama campaign because he kick started his campaign by winning 95% white, Iowa. It looks like Clinton will win Pennsylvania in a big margin.
There are many leaders who can change a country but there are only a few who can change the world. I firmly believe that Barrack Obama can contribute something positive to the world. I don’t think it’s just rhetoric when he tells his supporters ‘Let’s go change the WORLD’.
One thing i have noted is, although we talk about diversity gloriously we practice it poorly. I think barrack obama hit the bulls eye, when he said that the Problem of the 21st century is the problem of people who are not alike. Because of the rarely seen diverse background obama is coming from(father kenyan muslim, mother caucasian freethinker and with a half sister who is a buddhist) he would be able to see the world from a more moderate view rather than from a american view. If closely monitored, most people look at problems through only their eyes.
The world deserves a more responsible america. When america acts irresponsibly, other countries take it as a free ticket to act in the same way. It’s evident if you take the stances taken by US and china towards the Kyoto protocol. Both are using lame excuses to stop the implementation. How a US or a Chinese citizen can justify these stances?
If america could elect the black man called barrack obama as their president it could be the turning point in the history where racial and religious lines are crossed. It could lead to a Tamil president in Sri Lanka or a buddhist president in Malaysia(very unlikely at present) or who knows what. So american people are having the chance to create a new world order where unity is chosen over divide. I hope that american people will identify this oppurtunity, because i believe chances only come in once. America should be rediscovered as the land which inspired all the liberals and moderates.