Monday, January 17, 2011

Freedom from within....

Freedom , which is most confused and misunderstood word in the world , I would say and I hope I am not making a potentially arguable statement though. While the Freedom for a politician would be the freedom given to him to conduct or exhibit his or her own political belief while for another a simple person It would be as simple as the freedom to walk down the hallway while slowly singing his or her favorite song. So the word "Freedom" is very personalized and could be very different from one another.

For me Freedom is living my own life in the simplest way possible , having nothing to worry about so much , looking beyond the horizon without any regrets , observing stars and wondering about the whole world , it's nature , people , places and also being with loved ones loving them , being loved by them and living with them. It is difficult to say exactly what it is though I have made and attempt write it down one by one. Similarly if I ask you to write down what you think , feel or expect about having freedom surely you would also end up accumulating all the things that you like to do and experience in your life. It is quite interesting, freedom itself is unquantifiable , unmeasurable and undefinable.


In my own definition of the Freedom has an element of living simply , in other worlds "living my life in the most simplest way possible". But It is forewarned , simple living also has a price to pay , if the people around you are not in the same mentality as you are , it would be something very silly for the others to try out or even think about it. Well in my own terms , if you become simple the number of things about which you might have to worry becomes lessor. In essence say , we all like vehicles (Except me :) ) , and what we do is we go ahead and buy one, we start liking the comfort given by it , we start liking being a proud owner of a vehicle , when you couple the vehicle with the brand or the type then it would probably give you the so called social recognition , or whatever it is named. But given all these , there comes a down side , if your vehicle is broken then you start worrying about it , you start worrying about your license , you start worrying about the traffic which would be there during peak hours , you start worrying about weather condition , you start worrying about the date on which next service of the vehicle is due , you start worrying about financing your fuel and oil needs so and so forth the list goes on. Just because you purchase a vehicle you get whole lot of things to think about an keep you busy with. I wonder whether the conform you afford is worth the worries you get. This is just a simple example and many of you who might happen to read this may go against me , but this is what I think about how to live simply.

I live a very simple life and I am very much comfortable with it. On the other hand there is no hard and fast rule for being simple , it is up to you. You are the master and you got the power to try it out which ever the way you would like , but be aware not to abuse the core values of it , which means whatever the way you try it , it should give you the feeling that you are free and simple as much as possible. So try it out , see the difference and try to adopt it.

Even to a person who lives a simple life there comes a whole lot of problems , for you , for me , for everyone this is equally applicable. And we all deal with it in completely different ways and it is unique to the individual.

If you live simple , the other would also be able to live there lives simply, if you become complicated , you would probably be consuming others resources as well. Just because someone can afford for it , it does not mean that he or she must go for it. It could be something which was born out of others resources , but the others may not have had the capability to reach their own resources due to limitations. That is what we see today in African regions , thousands of people die out of hunger. But we throw food here in our region sometimes. If we do not consume so much then , there would not be excess supply here which could possibly be channeled to those people who are in need of. But we all know the world is not fair for everyone , it happens always and it will happen in the future as well. What we can do about it ? or do we really need to do something about it or do we just hear it and forget it because it does not really matter to us?. It really is a puzzle and it will never be solved , because we are just human beings....

The content in this blog might not make sense to some one while for the other it would. I am not worried , because that is the human nature....










1 comment:

Najma said...

well... 'simple' too gets so many definitions with different people. Ofcourse its truth that living a simple life gives you a lot of freedom - Buddha said that after lots of research :-) That was a good one ranil.