This independence I thought about “Speak Easy”
Warning: Strong opinions expressed below!
While we, as a country, have been independent for decades, yet, if you really notice, we still hesitate to speak easy.
We hold ourselves back, we keep ourselves in check!
We do not speak easy because of the fear of society, of other people.
Yes! You read that correctly, FEAR!
Even today, while we may have been “FREE” for a long while, we are still not really free from the constraints and the limitations of what we are ALLOWED to speak, think and feel!
Think about it – when you have had an idea different from others, when you have not liked something – were you really able to express yourself? Were you able to speak up? Walk away with dignity?
SILENCE IS GOLDEN – Is something we were taught as an aspirational quote! And, history is witness, anyone who has spoken up, has been silenced!
Look at the global arena today, you see people speaking up against discrimination and brutalities and UNFAIR practices that have been taking place for a very long time – Will it end? Will their be a stop to these wrong doings?
Only time will tell.
Let’s look closer home, the discrimination again the women at the work place (YES! This still happens), discrimination against your caste, nationality, looks, weight and even marital status (oh YES! This very much IS happening), then the open ill treatment of women in the domestic arena – we have been reading about this too for decades, except, where is the change?
Do you really believe we can speak easy?
Really speak up, for what is right, for what we want, for what we don’t want.
Do we have the right to SAFELY raise a question?
It depends! really, honestly, it depends on the factors and people involved!
We are yet not a country which allows for independent thoughts or living – not really, think about it!