Monday, August 20, 2007

Freedom from Freedom

Inspite and perhaps because of the response to the last post.. Yes, maybe the easiest thing is to not take up the offers that are displayed with banality year after year, but perhaps i let an example become the theme.. The intended theme was not the offers but our callous attitude to the concept of freedom. Like i said, maybe the root of all this is that we were born free, and didnt have to experience second and third class citizenship in the land where we were born...
In an era in which even ads have to be contextual for them to garner any response, what hoped oes a concept like freedom have, especially when it has lost its relevance and definitely has no context. The only context is the one created by the offers. Yes, it is a function oftime, but only because the child that munched the sweets happily and celebrated the holiday on Freedom Day has a bit more understanding now. And precisely because most things are a function of time, maybe we should revisit the day and figure out whether we need a holiday on Aug 15th. Is it any different from a Sunday except for the kind of movies shown?
Perhaps the respect for freedom belongs elsewhere - in our day to day lives - by being more tolerant and compassionate and respecting each others' freedom a bit more, and most importantly, by becoming more mature in the use of personal freedom and stopping its abuse daily.Perhaps that will bring joy to those who fought, and died for the holiday.

until next time, freedom for a state... of mind...

9 comments:

Sreejith said...

Wisely said.. only on being treated like a 2nd grade citizen in your country will one ever realize the true significance of freedom.

burf said...

we wont realise even then

pearl said...

" Perhaps the respect for freedom belongs elsewhere - in our day to day lives - by being more tolerant and compassionate and respecting each others' freedom a bit more, and most importantly, by becoming more mature in the use of personal freedom and stopping its abuse daily.Perhaps that will bring joy to those who fought, and died for the holiday."

Very well said.

Grafxgurl said...

God forbid it becomes the freedom that Americans have...

saying whatever dung they want and doingwhatever bull they want.


The news we get get everyday here is enough to want to run away.

Adorable Pancreas said...

I totally agree with you. The concept of freedom seems obsolete now, and we don't appreciate the efforts of long-dead heroes who gave it to us. sad.

austere said...

Agree on the no need for holiday part.

manuscrypts said...

sreejith: glad you agree

burf: maybe, maybe not

manuscrypts said...

thanks pearl

grafxgurl: exactly, somewhere down the line, the respect for others' freedom vanishes

manuscrypts said...

AP: sad indeed

austere: :)