Acknowledging differences between people is good.But discriminating is not.Discrimination shows up when we label those differences as superior or inferior.Everyone is different because one person can’t do everything.We fill in for each other where the other cannot.It is about teamwork.How can you discriminate against someone who’s on your team?
You can’t drag someone down without lowering yourself below them.You can’t kick someone down from above without stopping at your own path of growth.If it’s their loss,then it is also you own.That’s what happens in a team.
It’s never a war of right and wrong.It’s always a war of ideals.
You may not have the freedom to choose but you’ll always have the freedom to reject.
Earning one’s freedom is essential.What we earn,we use with care.What we get,we use with ease.
Those who consider freedom is expendable are doomed to subjugation.Those who understand its essence – never bow down.
You have the choice to let your freedom wither away.Not everyone has the will nor the brawn to fight for it.But if you are willing to do so,you must prepare yourself for consequences.
In fact,it is quite common to give up on freedom.Addiction,for instance,is one way away from freedom.You start off with a small step and go down the spiral only to find that you can never go back again to being who you were.
People can take their freedom back,of course.But the way back is as painful as it was pleasing in the first place.
For some of us,freedom was taken away and not willingly given up.Some of us were not even born free.The existence of freedom becomes more abstract than reality of reality.
We must help them understand.We must help them remember.We must teach them what freedom is.Once they know the feeling of being free,they will give their all to earn it back.What we earn,we use with care.What we get,we use with ease.
You can force someone to work all day long.But the efforts will be the result of compliance to the order rather than fulfilling engagement to work.
That’s why we hate to be managed.May it be an educational institute or workplace or home.We feel bound to rules with no room for flexibility.
Authority suppresses us when in fact autonomy must surround us.Only engagement and honest commitment to work can take us on to the path of innovation.Compliance will only help us survive,but not live life to the fullest.
To lessen the madness of the world – first start off with atoning your own sins.
You were not born in this world to make or break stereotypes.You were born to become YOURSELF regardless of the wants and needs of others.You were born to be free.
Censorship is a very gray area.Should it be done or not? How much of it should be done? My take is that we shouldn’t suppress the creative freedom of others whether good or bad.One can only be shown good things their whole life but they wouldn’t be doing that out of choice.What if a bad choice is given? Would they take it? Would they understand whether it is actually bad or good? When we expose people to both sides of the spectrum we make them understand what is the spectrum about and why it’s important.So in order to know what’s good,a person should know what’s bad.We should not only teach them the good manners to inculcate in one’s life but also bad habits to avoid.You can’t prevent bad things from happening unless the person is told what is bad.Not telling them about this will just make them furious and curious since an aspect of their freedom is being taken away waiting to be explored.
Censorship is valid in some contexts.For instance,there are shows full of violent content,right? We are just shown the show and it’s morality is left up to us to decide.Freedom at its full capacity.But what if a person or a child is incapable of making that decision and thinks about experimenting it out? Someone’s freedom will be taken away.The content is just a part of the trigger.The other part is our will to act.Both of these come together to form a whole trigger.So either we censor the content or spread moral awareness to disable the trigger.And the former is easier to do that’s why it feels so right – like teaching someone is tougher than not teaching them at all.So censorship may keep peace in the society but only a temporary one.It is not the final answer.
People don’t hate censorship of a particular content per se (maybe they do),what they hate is the censorship of freedom to create,explore and spread creativity.I may or may not like shows based on violence but I won’t tolerate my freedom being taken away due to that,that is,through censorship.And censorship becomes more controversial when some people have more freedom than the others,like people in the government having more freedom & power to make moral decisions than me,for me.I should have made that decision because it doesn’t require any external force but someone else made it for me and that’s a threat to my freedom.But they are my representatives so why object? They represent my views after all.Well,I voted for them to make decisions for me that I am incapable of making myself – maybe taking care of plumbing system in the city? But I am very well capable of making a moral decision on my own without a representative.In that case,I am the main representative of me.So censorship is a pretty effective solution in short term but it is incapable of dealing with the dynamics of the world forever,especially the dynamics of mind and behavior of humans.
Internet is shifting people from the reality of democracy to the fantasies of authoritarianism.We are getting used to being surrounded by a particular view internally and externally without batting an eye to the alternatives.Change is difficult.Change in mind,body,environment,social network and so on to adapt to a new view.Very exhausting.What we don’t realize that this exhaustion is a price to pay for awareness.Surrounding ourselves with things we like,follow & prefer is not a bad thing but we need to recognise that those are not the ONLY things in the world.What feels right for me may not feel right for someone else but they must have a reason to believe it in the first place.We don’t dig deeper into something we don’t care about and hence don’t get to know why it’s significant.What is the stranger to me compared to a loved one? What is the stranger’s view to me compared to my view? Feeding our brains consciously and unconsciously with things we like manipulates us to turn a blind eye to other things and live in our own imagination.And while we do this our reality starts to crumble because we forget that everything is connected.Take out one brick and the whole castle will topple over.These intricacies are hard to notice but they build our society and we must acknowledge them all even if we don’t want to accept them completely.That’s what democracy is about.
There’s a tradeoff between acknowledging new ideas and sharing new ideas.Both cannot exist without each other.Our democracy wouldn’t exist without them.If you can’t be tolerant to other people’s ideas,you cannot share your idea freely.You don’t have to accept everything,just learn to respect everyone’s freedom and opinion.Their experience of life has been very different from yours.They weren’t born with an ideology,they chose it along the way due to the circumstances.If their view has a tendency to harm others,then change their circumstances.Trying to change their belief will only lead to resistance.You have to remove corruption from its roots.Because shorenting a plant will only drive it grow further and further for survival.