‘Freedom’, be it from fellow humans, prevalent customs, way of life or society, is a word that symbolises man’s intrinsic nature and individuality. It is a feeling that has been experienced and expounded differently by different people: freedom- the ultimate goal of thousands of revolutions, the ideal that inflamed the minds of myriads of nameless, faceless people and their illustrious leaders.
Battles for freedom everywhere are coeval with the beginning of hierarchy and civilisation. They are being fought all the time, albeit on different scales. And in all these struggles or movements, the definition of ‘freedom’ is almost always different. This is …show more content…
Heraclitus noted very long ago that “There is nothing permanent except change”. And in the same way, human needs and requirements also do change over time, invalidating many old customs and practices. Going by an erroneous understanding of freedom, youngsters criticise their elders’ ‘conservatism’ and celebrate everything that deviates from established norms, regardless of their potential outcome. The thin line of differentiation between freedom and license is very often a tricky one to negotiate. Many parents fall into a dilemma when they try to determine exactly