Around the community all wished each other happy independence. Its 60 years but still I dont think we are independent. To me independence is not being having independent government but having independent mind, soul, act and independent oneself. To me independence is speaking without fear, speaking truth, doing things to please soul not others, thoughts should not be influenced by others.
But these days few things found place on my notebook. Scribbles on this notebook says people bow their heads to get benefit. Employee bow head in front of his employer to keep on working instead of showing his ability in work. People flaunt others to get benefit. All such things in fear of insecurity. They change their words to please others or to be secure. Can such minds celebrate independence?
To get good marks parents give money and make marksheet as their wish. To get some minor benefits people bribe. People break traffic signal, when caught say “what should i pay you to let me go?” No shame, no guilt. No burning sensation when tasks are pending. Instead ask sincere people to come late to office, keep tasks pending and change their working style. Can we say such people independent?
What was the dream of people who fought for freedom, who died for freedom? If all those who died for the sake of freedom would be alive today they would have preferred to die with shame.