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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Teenagers and freedom!!

Basically this is going to be a boring topic for you all...but I just felt to write it cos of the way I see people are..

This has been going inside me since a long time..somehow..it's just today that I felt to let it out..
Many of my high school classmates..I see them on orkut..and facebook..and Hi5 and many other socializing sites..they are all away from their parents and living a life of freedom(I quite dunno whether that is freedom)

When they come home they still are roaming around..meeting old friends.and thus they rarely spend any time with their parents..
They have girlfriends/boyfriends...
some of them even drink...
May be some of them even take drugs...
and when they get on chat they have nothing to talk about other than parties and the free lives they live...
In front of parents they are so pure /sacred...goody good...children..and on the other side..they are devils..
Parents don't know what their kids are up to...and keep thinking that they are nice and if at all something is wrong it's wrong with their friends.
In front of others they portray such a clear image of their child.

I agree that my parents dun know every detail about my emotions.
But they sure know that what I am upto..
Freedom..yes I have lots of freedom...
I think if a guy of my class comes to my place and talks to me..serious stuffs..my dad would never say "Priya don't talk to him anymore"
I tell them almost everything..
They know about the guys in my life, they know about every new friend I make..They have given me freedom..only as much as I can handle..they keep a watch on me...so that I don't take such paths that may make me regret later..
I am basically proud to be with them!!

So my question is...what is freedom all about??
For teenagers!!
(I want you all to answer as you feel)

16 comments:

Tulika Singh said...
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Tulika said...

Well lost the teenager tag now, but yeah I did answer this:


Freedom for me is not the right to something we want to do but what we ought to do.

That's it.

Ria said...

in that case i never knew what freedom is coz i hav always stayed with my parents. :) and i hav no regrets abt that. I hav still taken my own decisions and lived the life i hav wanted.

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

:( I am no longer a teen...since today...:(

kamal said...

Im new to this blog. I like ur postings. N in this, I noticed tat u to b a keen listener and wat u revealed abt teenagers is absolutely true as once I was of the kind wat u mentioned in the middle of ur post.

Saranya S said...

There is no such freedom you get from being without parents. In fact, there is no room to argue about freedom if you understand the right reasons behind what and what-not your parents like you to do. Because having freedom from parents, in the context of your post, only applies to those who wish to go against their parents and good things. Drugs and drinking are of course bad habits.
At the same time, living away from parents for any purposes, doesn't necessarily means a free life for all teenagers. :)

Suresh Kumar said...

Now I am no more a teenager... And when I was teenager we didnt have that much facilities to enjoy like net, malls etc... so kuch keh nahi saktha of how a teenage mind works

But freedom doesn't mean defying and putting on a face that parents refuse to accept.... Our freedom shudn't cause pain to our parents...they have given us the greatest gift i.e Life....

Amity said...

It's a common norm already in our society bec of the advent of computers and internet.

But I am happy that my teenage kids are all homebody and I know all their outside activities.

Your parents are lucky to have you as a child Priya...good girl nah, no nuaghty girl na!...:P

deeps said...

i didnt even read it... i dont think it s needed... but lemme say ... girls below 20 years shouldnt be given much freedom haha :-D -- esply if they are above 18 again haha

ANWESA said...

Lost the "teenager" tag...

Freedom is the ability to open up,to be yourself all the time. it does not comprise of attire or drinking habits,it comes with your thoughts.

Imagine yourself in the shoes of your parents,and then decide what is right or wrong.Thats a simple funda,works with me.

My life is my lesson! said...

Hey Priya,

This topic is something we discuss often at my house. My parents are friends with me and my brother and so we have the liberty to be ourselves most of the time. And talking about freedom it just depends on the children and the attitude of parents towards their children. Only when your hands are tied you feel like untying yourself and thats how I define freedom. If parents understand their children then thats the best they can do about the freedom of their children. And teenagers these days are mostly spoiled wonder what is gonna be the fate of this generation. :(

preeti said...

freedom is the way of life for me. Something thats freedom to me need not be to my parents. For example, I love being unorganised and indisciplined and you know how parents look upon these :).. its a relative term and I feel kids will be good if they get their parents' time and care and scrutiny.

Quest said...

One's perspective about how others use their freedom shouldnt be based on what one's own expression of their freedom unless there occurs an intrusing upon the choices exercised by others.

PS the Pratsie said...

my freedom has always been exactly what its been for you ! and i must congratulate u for that !! just coz u seem to b using ur freedom well :)

ariyathe said...

I think freedom is always something we don't have. Our definitions change as our means do.
Just a thought.

Netha Hussain said...

Just dropped by..Nice blog..Keep blogging..