Freedom; What does it mean to you?
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary,
Freedom is said to be;
1 : the quality or state of being free: as
a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence
c : the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous
d : ease, facility
e : the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken
f : improper familiarity
g : boldness of conception or execution
h : unrestricted use
2 a : a political right .
Freedom has one common meaning, Being free from limitations and bondage.
Recently I saw what Freedom meant in a practical way.
There is this bucket in my office, with a little amount of water. Unconsciously , a young rat fell into it.
It became clear to this young rat, that he is in danger.
He kept struggling , running in circles, thinking as fast as he can, to devise means out of this Limitations and danger.
He knew that, if he doesn’t find a way out, he would die and he won’t die without a fight, hence the struggle.
He kept on struggling, Nothing else mattered to him, all that he had, his ambition of being the best rat that ever lived, that pretty female rat, his dream wife, everything became inconsequential to him.
I could make a deal with him not to torment my office ever, he won’t hesitate to take it, he just wants to be free and alive.
I can feel him getting cold , weak and giving up.
He knows its fate.
Am not going to make it alive.
Many of us are into some form of bondage and limitations.
We know that , if we don’t seek our freedom, we would eventually die in it.
Some don’t even care to fight, even if it means, thats the best they could do, to get freedom,
Some give up so easily and accept it as their fate.
While some are being threatened, never to seek freedom, nor think about it.
They become victims of wrong choices and decisions.
I have a feeling , the rat was aiming something , before he met his Waterloo .
Likewise , we might be aiming a particular gains, influence, power, harm and control, intense curiosity, before finding ourselves in dangerous and questionable circumstances.
We can always get freedom if we seek one, make a decision, even in hopeless situations.
The saying ” there is light at the end of a dark tunnel” is true.
I took the bucket outside , far from my office , threw the water away, to give this young rat Freedom.
As I threw the water away, the rat came out.
For few seconds he didn’t move, it was standing, i saw his tiny hand, he was happy, he is alive, wish I could hear him exclaim his joy!
Say thank you!
He learnt his lessons .
Promised to lead a better life.
This is how we feel when we get freedom.
We make new resolutions and promises.
We feel anew.
We are happy!
We regret all our past mistakes.
We exclaim with joy, the feeling of being free and alive.
Don’t give up.
Fight for your freedom.
Make an attempt.
Don’t accept anything as your final fate.
Don’t allow wrong choice and decisions ruin your life, you have a say and the will.
You can be free and whole again.
Freedom is Priceless.