The very fact that none of us have a choice to die closes all avenues and norms of ‘freedom’ that we keep talking about time and again through centuries. We are all born out of other humans. We evolve into humans. We carry out tasks like other humans. We basically move up and down and in circles like every other human. In these movements through time and air, we entangle ourselves into thoughts, theories and actions. We react, we act, we feel and we live. We force feed ourselves into gaining knowledge of the unknown given that we feel very strongly about the power of the universe that we are all a part of! However, in the process we fail to acknowledge that this very universe didn’t give us the key to be equal and to be free in our human form 😂 What it has done though is this. It has given each of us a desire, a little code of information in each of us that makes us all exactly equal and exactly similar. So I don’t understand these baseless debates around equality and around freedom.. Doesn’t suit us humans to even talk of freedom because for sure, the only certainty that we do know of, that is, death, we don’t even have the freedom to choose it so what on earth are we talking about and killing each other and fighting for?!
This is how it works.. More like this’s how I think it works ..
When you step into your 40s, you latch onto the trend that says ’40s is the new 20s’ .. When you are short in height, you latch onto the trend that says ‘all big things come in small packages’ .. When you don’t look like that beautiful girl in that fashion magazine, you latch onto the trend that says ‘even the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like that in real’ .. When you age and all or most of your friends are married, you latch onto the trend that says ‘Travel, live, settlement is boring.. Why and how can one spend their whole life with one person, too boring a thought’ .. When the society questions you about your social status, you latch onto the trend that says ‘I don’t believe in these trends, I make my own path.. People follow’ and when someone comments on your weight .. You latch onto the trend that says ‘be yourself, live your life on your own terms, be you because all others are taken’ .. And the list goes on and on and on ..
The truth is, there are and will always be trends around.. You would find one or the other that fits and suits your needs at all times .. Sometimes you got to look a little harder, sometimes it’s right in front of you .. You will always find a community of people believing in what you believe in, doing what you would like to do ..
The trick then, to live and survive is not to find or look out for these trends.. The toughest thing to do is to stay trend free 🙂 The more trend free you become, the more you grow.. Or in other words, neither try to borrow and lean in to others, nor try to give or lend yourself to lean on .. That’s the only way, freedom, is justified and defined, I think 🙂