The title seems rather funny. You might be familiar with the words “freedom of expression, freedom of living, freedom of speech” etc. The commonest problem of us, most often is not having freedom of our thought process. The thought process have been limited by our day to day activities, our goals, limitations set by elders, and so many others. Most often we are forgetting that human civilization happened or happening and it has evolved in to its present form because of our constant urge to change and desire to question the validity of the existing systems. Our for-fathers started challenging the theories set by their fathers and grand-fathers. However, recent reports related to anthropology and other human evolution science related article shows that the growth rate of the civilization is slow in recent several centuries. As our civilization and science have been developing over time because of the demand of technology was in need for the existence of the highly competing world. Their journey was started since they discover fire by pressing two stones and our culture and civilization were evolved over time. Initially their demands were only limited. They were not aware that their life is having any purpose.
When new cultures have been developed, they often reflects the characteristics of the persons involved in the evolution. Sometimes, history was also misinterpreted in favor of such dominating class. Laws of individual have been replaced by commonest laws. Oppressed class have been asked to obey the rules set by leading class.
A kid may not bothered about what he is going to do. But as he grow up his freedom starts getting controlled by rules implemented by their parents.
“Too many adults wish to ‘protect’ teenagers when they should be stimulating them to read of life as it is lived.”
― Margaret A. Edwards
Day to day incidents around us shows that we have been limited by so many barriers, especially the cultural, social and religious barriers. These rules, even though existing from since it originated, were functioning in a way that limits personal and individual freedom. Sometimes, while passing somebody across street you might have thought of helping him/her. Suddenly your guardian’s or parent’s order would come saying that ” he is a street dweller” or “beggar”.
While active discussions going on houses there is common trend of keeping away kids from their conversations thinking that they should not involve them too much of their worries. But is not true. Because kids won’t approach problems as grown ups do. Sometimes their suggestions would come in a positive way turning up.
The conventional attitude of not willing change from the existing system prevails from families to organizations. As the modern system is linked up on various organizational set-up ranging from your work place to the political organizations which you may or may not part of. As like the family systems, the organization also is based on rules which prevents freedom of expression, especially when queries are against its leaders.
“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”
― Noam Chomsky
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
What I have seen mostly is people are ready to think in a way different from their predecessors, but they are quite afraid that how the community or the society appreciate their comments or their suggestions. The evolution of the human race requires free thinking. It has to come out of its usual barriers.