What is independence? – the ability to do what you feel is right.
But what is right? – well, you can’t decide it for yourself, it is defined as something which doesn’t seem wrong to others. Take honor killing as an example – choosing your life partner yourself is a sin, it’s a crime but killing isn’t.
I proudly call myself independent – after all I earn my living, I don’t depend on others et cetera et cetera. But last week I had to catch an early morning flight and I was to start at 2 in the morning. All of a sudden, I started feeling unsafe. What if the cab driver…? What if the bus driver…? Or what if some random drunk guy on the road…see I can’t even dare to complete the sentences.
The next day I was asked a question – why did you book an early morning flight in the first place? You’re a girl after all!!!!
I laughed it off, but it gave rise to a question – should we call ourselves independent?
70 years down the line…we’re still struggling, huh?
Anyway, it was not meant to hurt anybody’s feelings. So enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.