Why do we take our basic rights for granted? Do we think everyday about the fact that we have freedom of speech, right to life and freedom of thought, conscience and religion? I think we should at least remind ourselves of our basic rights in order to acknowledge the true value of our lives..
It is true that these rights and many others are violated in many parts of the world however, if you are lucky enough to live in a country where your rights are protected by the rule of law, then consider this, are you fulfilling these rights? Are you making your voice heard about issues in your community or around the world?
To be truthful, I am scared about talking about certain topics around people.. Nowadays everyone has to be politically correct that we cannot express our true thoughts.. If your thoughts and beliefs don’t fit into a certain category, then it is hard to speak out.. Telephones being listened to, emails being hacked into… We cannot trust technology..
The top heavy hierarchy of our society makes it difficult for ‘commoners’ to have enough power to bring about change.. The advantages and disadvantages can be debated however, it is always important to have an ongoing and healthy communication between all levels..
I can feel the Big Brother around me.. Can you? Everyday we are recorded by CCTV cameras.. Our telephones can be tracked.. It has become too transparent.. Privacy itself has become expensive..
If we are all created equally, then we should all have an equal chance to bring about change as long as it is embedded in reason and the well-being of our society..