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Liberty in the Modern World

  • Date Submitted: 12/07/2013 07:50 AM
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Liberty , another word for freedom is an essential concomitant for development and growth. However just to get liberty is not enough, in how we use it lies at the essence of achievement by liberty.
In the modern world, a lot of freedom is given to all and sundry. Liberty to women, to children, to workers, to lower classes and so on and so forth. However, as things stand today, wherever we look it is being amply misused.
The modern world is correct when it says and thinks that, there can be no growth without liberty we do not seem to realize that, complete liberty should be given only to a highly sophisticated, highly disciplined and a highly educated and responsible class of people. This is because if we give liberty to a lesser class that does not know the right use of the gift, it will in all probability be misused. Just as a monkey handling a razor is likely to cut his cheek while a man knows how to use it correctly to his advantage without harming himself. In the very same way, liberty is also a thing which needs a very delicate and sophisticated handling for it to be really useful. liberty must thereby find place only in the hands of the few well educated and well meaning people.
However, this is not true at least in India, liberty has been granted as gift from the gods to all and sundry and the result is for all of us to see. Wherever liberty is being given it is being misused by one and all. This is because when liberty is in the hands of people like those,common in India,dishonest and indisciplined, it is bound to bring disaster. To understand the validity of the statement that, liberty must be given only when we are disciplined and know how and how far to use the gift. To see how far our liberty is misused we will take and study a few examples from our day-to-day lives.
The home and the society are two main spheres where all of us individuals have interest.At the home front, the women and the children have the liberty to work, to play, to go where they...

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