Friday, June 4, 2010

Is it freedom?

Here on my little island everyone knows everybody else. There are no local news, there are just news. We are all exposed to the same things, such as schools, social lives, entertainment, etc. The island beliefs are the ones imposed by the dominant class, which usually is the one with more power, money, or both. Very often the individuals show collective actions or decisions because of the peer pressure that exists. People should learn and develop many individual traits and ways of thinking. In here everyone is aware of what the others think or do. Also, people make decisions thinking what others would say about it. I have never lived anywhere else so I wouldn't know if it is like this everywhere, but it has me sick of it. I would like to live on a free country where I can think and make my own decisions, trace my own path, not having to care what others think about it. And I'm not saying free country referring to a slave free one, im referring to a country where people does not get influenced by anyone or anything, where everybody can make their own lives freely and not be pursued by the peer pressure. Freedom is defined by a dictionary as "a free will". Who imposed us this way of life? Who imposed us this culture? .. Right, then there is no free will because everytime something comes up to my mind the law prohibits it. Or if it isn't the law the moral comes. The moral by a dictionary is "arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong". But the conscience is build up from zero according to the society in which we are born so it is basically the same as the law. And I ask you, is there any freedom in all this?