What does freedom mean to me?

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Every person views freedom differently. For some it is the right to be just themselves , to do things the way they want. Some take it as empowerment to go wherever, whenever they want (most children think this way). For others it is related to the freedom of expression, to think independently and make their own decisions.

My Freedom….

What is freedom?

Freedom not only empowers but also adds responsibility. It is not about waiving the national flag and singing the National anthem on a particular day. The nation got independent from foreign rule on a day but the freedom that day brought was lifelong. To be celebrated and lived every single day thereafter. It is not just the soldiers or other uniformed people who are the designated guardians of nation’s independence. The parents and teachers who empower the child to think differently, to succeed in life; every professional/ farmer who works tirelessly to make the nation self-dependent for all the needs and disease free; every school/ college going child are all doing their duty to preserve the national Independence. COVID kept majority of the population confined to the home but did it take away our freedom in real sense? We were still free to think, to decide what is good for us.

Freedom of mind….

During the pandemic I got an opportunity to visit a Dam . As I watched the water gushing out of the open gate of the dam the thought struck me that how the virus is trying to confine the might of the humans within the four walls of the room…but fir how long? The dam can retain the river water to a limit beyond which the gates have to be opened otherwise the water threatens the very existence of the dam which was trying to enslave it. Similar are the human thoughts and human power. For how long can someone or something tame it, it will find its way out and fly free sooner than later.

For me independence is what gives me the right to be just me and the day I give that right to everyone whose life I affect, the true meaning of freedom would be realized.

What does freedom mean to me?

Understanding Freedom….

True meaning of freedom…..

A video of the dam is attached for your viewing pleasure.


  1. Krish, it is not the virus per se that is keeping humans confined, but it is the corrupt officials and fear fabricated by media that is imprisoning mankind. But!! The pressure builds. Right? That energy cannot be retained forever. Oh no. There will be a release and then the mighty pour comes forth as the restrictive walls break into dust. Mark my words. We all may be a wee weary right now yet the silent majority will not be defeated. We are destined to fly and fly even higher then ever before! xo

  2. The situation seems vice versa today..It looks as if the virus which was confined in the Chinese lab for a long time suddenly broke all the walls and in no time spread in the whole world threatening the very existence of human life. It definitely has taught a great lesson. Now stop regarding humans as a great species on earth, even a small virus can threaten your existence. But surely we will find some solution soon.

  3. Good morning Sir,

    Such positive thoughts r the most effective weapon for us to fight this Chinese viruses..
    With Regards

  4. Too see the dam gates being opened in front of your eyes would be an unimaginable experience I guess. Such beautiful pictures and vedios takes one to the other world….. a simple world of just nature and humans in thier purest form. Beautiful

  5. For me, Freedom would be non identification from my own self confined boundaries of egoism, attachment, desires and cravings.Wish to soar high with no constraints.The analogy of a dam is so appealing.
    Your definition of freedom also resonates well👍

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