Total freedom is a frightening concept for many, for they would not know what to do. We are so used to living in a structure, which defines our boundaries. A film called ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding showed us, what would happen in absence of civilization. The animal instincts totally take over, giving rise to beastly acts.
Then, what is the freedom that I hanker for? It needs to be redefined as the freedom to be myself, to express my views, without causing harm or offence to anyone else. While I accept a broader set of rules, I wish to transcend the space from being a follower to a free-thinking individual. If I worship ethics, and profits are the new religion, so be it. I choose not to convert.
Will I be rich and famous with my individuality? No. Here, I accept another limitation, of not scoring on all parameters. I redefine success.
worlds overtake me
on my solitary path
I absorb all waves
cast a shadow in new shapes
yet choose to remain different.