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The topic is: Are we free to make our own choices in life, or are our decisions always limited by the rules of society?
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Whether we can make our own decisions or not in life depends on us. Our decisions may be different from what the society wants us to be, and if we have enough mental strength to cope up with a strict, strong society, we might win. But if we find ourselves unable to do so, we would have to sucumb to the society’s decisions.
Albert Eienstein, as a high school student, hated the strict discipline and authorities at his school. But he never let the restraints of the school to disturb his imagination, which was always free. And later, he excelled at high school and became a great physicist.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was always told by other revolutionaries that his non-violent methods would fail miserably to protest against the prevailing British rule in India. But he listened to the voice of his heart, started his non-violent campaigns. The common people understood his message of love and peace, and supported him in large numbers – something the other revolutionaries couldn’t achieve.
In the Hindi film ‘3 Idiots’, a student enters one of the topmost engineering colleges of India to discover that all students there stress themselves to achieve high marks, and heavily-paid jobs later. The teachers too make them focus on marks, killing the process of enjoying learning science. But this student defies all odds, listens to his heart, and never lets himself gets stressed by focusing on the knowledge instead of marks. Eventually, he becomes the best student there.
The society will always be the same. Fighting it requires tremendous will-power and self-confidence. It is very difficult – that’s why most people tend to go with the decisions of the society, killing their own ambitions and desires. But only we know best what is good for us. So, we must always try to teach ourselves listen to what our own heart has to say to us, not to the noisy cries of the society.
Mani, I'll take a look tomorrow. (It's the end of the day here in California, and I ain't talking about the work day . . . )
I can tell you right now though that you write well.