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Kritika Tiwari

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Kritika Tiwari

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Is my freedom mine?

Is my freedom mine?

2 mins 392 2 mins 392

I wanted to post a picture on Instagram with a nice caption, so I googled for one.


 Then I found a quote by this great poet John Milton, "Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties". I liked the quote so much, so I posted it in no time.


 After posting it, I realized something so off and wrong about the line. I tried to delete and then suddenly stopped myself. I didn't delete it, I just wanted to know how many people actually think like me? It wasn't a test or something, I just wanted to know if people do think like the way I think about the things or not.? To my surprise, nobody acknowledged the caption, and nobody critisized the caption either, Nobody noticed it, or maybe noticed, but didn't bother to point it out, maybe too trivial or too naive for them to talk about. 


I don't know if I do think a lot or people don't think much and I don't even know what's better? Let's not go there.


 I was disappointed. Then a notification flashed on my screen, somebody had commented on my picture. He was my younger brother, He wrote, " Who are we to give you something, what's already yours? , why do you have to ask for something which doesn't belong to anyone but you?" And that's the thing I wanted to hear from anyone next door. 


People should know what's there and what' not? I don't find this a trivial matter. When somebody tells you, that how they have given you freedom, to all of them, nobody in this world can give you something that's already yours.


 Think before you ask for something because maybe in the process, accidentally or fortuitously, you can give them the authority, and now if they behave like your master, then you are not supposed to blame anyone. To be honest it was like the best criticism because it was from the best possible person, my own younger brother. It looked like, If somebody tells me, before you go tell others to behave, have you peeped in your home already? So, proudly, I HAVE.


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