There’s certain happiness in doing your errands on your own, isn’t it?
Making your bed, ironing your clothes, making your own daily meals, managing your day at work, handling your relationships, everything all by yourself, without mom, dad or anyone, just by yourself. I live by this definition of independence.
However, there’s a little modification for some of us who tend to twist the definition into an unjust explanation. For instance, some of us call, wearing short clothes, consuming alcohol like a fish, smoking, defying our parents, and being unnecessarily rebellious, grandeurism – a sign of independence.
I believe that being able to make logical decisions at the stressful times, supporting your kith and kins at every stake, understanding your parents and the steps they take for you and being considerate towards oneself gives a real meaning to this firm term to an extent. Maybe this is one of the reasons why our generation is very well known for our focused yet confused personalities. We are mostly on the wrong tracks when it comes to analyzing such concepts. We lag here. We know what books to study, what papers to read and what exams to be taken. What we don’t know is what things are to be seen and felt. I believe there’s no one to blame. Few things are to be adapted from their parents while few are human instincts. There’s always a balance and there are always exceptions.
We tend to mix the concept of gender equality with the pure concept of independence. To smoke, drink or being a rebel doesn’t give us any sort of strength to our personalities. We go nowhere with such thoughts but only dwell in the concept of pseudo feminism. Moreover, nature has made both the genders biologically, anatomically very different and exquisite. Defying such notions don’t do us any good. Again, we must believe in the theory of balance. We are less than no one but few things don’t call for any change.
Can we give this a thought and realize where are we heading? How about this new idea of independence?