Ever wondered if we are really free? We talk about freedom all the time and take it for granted. There is also a warped idea of freedom- ‘the liberty to anything we want to’; even if those acts are detrimental to our mind, body, and soul.
As a society, we have always considered freedom to be the license to do anything.
One can achieve real freedom by making constructive choices and taking informed decisions and also have the freedom to stay away from actions which are harmful personally and also for the people one interacts with.
This state of freedom is not to be experienced in the literal sense but have to be analyzed closely.
Until and unless we free ourselves from prejudices, stereotypes, and the controlling nature of definitions, we cannot experience freedom. The moment we start our life, we are piled up with lots of expectations and undesirably pulled into definitions and which has always prevailed in society.
We seem to challenge our intellect by following those stereotypes, even deep down we believe them to be impractical or divisive. Stereotypes can be immensely divisive and can alienate individuals from joining the mainstream society with an optimistic mind.
At every step, we are required to wait for affirmations and expected to conform; if you do not want to be branded or labeled an iconoclast.
Humanity has evolved, but these definitions, stereotypes, and prejudices have kept pace with time and have even become more well-defined in modern society. We have not been able to free our minds and lives from them, and thus, we cannot call ourselves to be truly free.
For anyone to evolve and grow, one needs to free the mind and experience freedom in the real sense, away from the clichés of ‘it has always been like this’.
Experience life with real freedom and disseminate the idea among others, till it percolates into our psyche and our thinking changes to shape the future of humanity.