Society may predict but only I will determine my destiny
– Clair Oliver
How often have we been under the shackles of the society. How often have we thought, just cos someone else told us that it is not possible for us, how often have we dared to believe that they might be right? How often have we dared to doubt ourselves, our own capacities, our faculties, our strengths and our weaknesses? How often have we felt bad that we even doubted ourselves?
I know the answer for most of us is more than one. The society does have a dominating role in shaping us because that is what we are as a part of while growing up. But something we often tend to forget as we grow up is that somewhere along the line we give the society too much of power, too much of importance to the extent that it starts dictating us on a few terms. I am sure we all have faced it at some point of time. But the real question is – do we have to? Just cos someone thinks something, does it necessarily have to mean something?