eFreedom - Are You A Free Citizen?

Day 635, 14:55 Published in India India by maverick10

You have to admit the word has a nice ring to it.

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It implies the right to think for one-self, to speak for one-self, to act in a way we see fit, lack of restrictions, self-determination, sovereignty, choice, free will.

The quest for freedom has been the very driving force of revolutions- of nations, communities, individuals. It propels the struggle for independence of many a people subjugated by foreign domination; it drives all struggles against prejudice, and discrimination.

Freedom is an identity. For us Indians, it is OUR identity. On August 15th, 2009 as we celebrated 62 years of our real life Independence Day, we proudly declare😨 We are Free Indians!

Freedom’s key proponent is the ability to ‘decide’ for oneself and one’s people, & this ‘ability’ translates into ‘RESPONSIBILITY’.

eFreedom is the running theme of the New World. Citizens are ‘free to decide’ the course of their nations, even the world. Our actions and behavior reflect who we are & the people we represent. It gives us the ‘freedom’ & the ‘responsibility’ to build our nations and communities!

Whatever our intentions, however, to exercise one’s freedom, one needs knowledge, & wisdom, to take decisions, to communicate, to seek, learn, grow at every point, & aid others in doing the same. There responsibility goes one step forward; it isn’t then an enforced duty; it is our privilege, our opportunity to preserve our dignity, earn respect, trust, and it becomes the foundation stone of Democracy.

Freedom Equals Dignity! Freedom Equals Respect!

Freedom cannot be bought and sold, because Dignity / Respect cannot be bought and sold; it cannot be taken away by marauding armies, or corrupt politicians. Dignity isn’t dependent on others, hence freedom isn’t either.

No man is free who is not a master of himself. ~Epictetus

Yes, freedom requires sacrifice; sacrifice with dignity and sacrifice of our self-centered motivations for the sake of those we serve, our country, our people. We need to sacrifice our ego, our greed, anger, ignorance.

Today eIndia is free. Our identity isn’t the 10 regions we have, or the 7 we don’t. It is the RESPECT we earn. Our freedom is in the DETERMINATION we have burning in our hearts to make India completely Independent, purna swaraj, it is in the dignity with which we act & interact with those the world over, in the RESPONSIBILITY we each take, as a citizen of eIndia, to take our nation forward.

The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. ~Eric Hoffer

So, my dear friends, in eIndia & the eWorld, ask yourself this before you hit the bed tonight:

Are you a Free Citizen?

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