I am free from regaling in the past to remind me that I was born in a great country, delving only in vague intangible past achievement to tell me what this country is about.
I am free from cursing the system that I am a part of; from waiting for others to do something right about it for I am a part of the system and have the power to change it.
I am free from being cynical about inaction – standing in a no-mans-land – not moving my hands and feet to do anything; to get up from my armchair.
I am free to bring my fears out in the open and deal with them in a way that allows me to be unafraid because my way of life gets determined only when I live a life.
I am free to dream and have the strength to build my dreams and make them a reality. I am free from having to wait for someone to enable those dreams for me.
I am free to discover my own meaning of independence beyond speeches and parades; to rediscover what it means to be an Indian.
Being happy is factor of what we believe.
Happy Independence Day!