Freedom I am after thee

Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to by anyone, alive today or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

I  don’t want to be anyone else but be me.It’s not that I am perfect,I love how imperfect I am..But If there is a chance I could change to someone else..then I wish I were a boy. It’s not that I hate being a girl,in fact I am proud to be a girl. Also I don’t mean that living the life of a man is easy. However limitations in terms of freedom makes me want so. I don’t say that I live in a society where all girls are locked into a cage. We are given “freedom” but with a never ending list of “terms and conditions”. How unfair is that? When your fellow-being is granted all the enjoyments of  freedom you are given rules and restrictions.

I come from a family where girl child is given equal importance . They give me “freedom” but yes with the “restrictions” out of fear of the society…They don’t encourage me to travel alone .Why? They constantly fear about my safety . It isn’t a rule but just their fear. It doesn’t mean that I don’t travel alone..I do..but  I would get several phone calls from ‘Amma’ to make sure that I am safe. The case is not same with my brother ,she calls him only if he is getting unusually late or something like that.. But being a girl a minimum of  3-4 phone calls for me is a must..I don’t blame her ,she’s just concerned..but it just makes me think.

Last day I really wanted to go to the beach fest but none of my friends(girls) were permitted to go. And I can’t go alone at that time of the night..”You know its unsafe for girls” as said my neighbor with an inner meaning that “Girls are supposed to stay at home”.They think that I am crazy when I said that I want to travel the world and not sit in an office glued to the computer screen..I know many think that I have lost it ..but that’s just my wish.Or may be the world could change a bit for me or I should gather up courage to rebel . …..

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