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Andydp1982 said: (Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:47:21 AM)    
 
Freedom is not possible for all members of a monetary society and for that reason the capital-based economy should be replaced by a resource-based economy. The reason is simple: without money I can't go where I want to go. The amount of Freedom I have is dependent upon how much money I have. Therefore, only the rich are truly free. Freedom should allow me to go and do whatever I want, but only if I don't have to exploit someone else to do so. For more info please research anarcho-communism.

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Sreerenjini said: (Sun, Jun 22, 2014 10:47:12 AM)    
 
To me all should have the right to individual freedom. Though India is a democratic country many of the illiterate people does not have the right to think individually as they do not possess education. At first every citizen of India should be educated atleast upto their elementary education. If they are not educated like today, in future also they will be cheated by greedy and cruel people. Anyway if all are literate everyone will be having the courage to raise their voice against exploitations. Thus right to freedom and speech should be applicable to every citizen of India. !

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Sreerenjini said: (Sun, Jun 22, 2014 10:33:59 AM)    
 
According to me, individual freedom should be applicable to one and one citizen of India. Though India is a democratic country, many citizen are not having the right to take decisions themselves. This is because many of them are not educated. As per this reason they are cheated oftenly by listening the words of greedy and cruel people. According to me all should be literate at least up to their elementary education. All should have the courage to raise their voice against exploitations.

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Naina said: (Thu, Oct 3, 2013 12:13:19 AM)    
 
In my opinion I think everything which we have done should be I proper manner. Government have made some rules for only to maintain the civil society that is one of the most imp thing to maintain or balanced the society. For eg. If we give the individual freedom to a child it could be dangerous fr him so that we should learn him first the rules to secure himself and automatically it will help to improve the civil society that is imp.

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Manish Verma said: (Sat, Aug 17, 2013 12:06:49 AM)    
 
In my opinion, god has given the right to every people to live their life with freedom.

We are living in 21st century. So there is no right of one's on other. Individual's freedom is valid for every person. But if we have to live in a society then we have to care about the society. Then there seems to be a person in society like secretary who care all about the society.

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Harshika said: (Fri, Aug 16, 2013 09:15:52 AM)    
 
Individual freedom means freedom given to everyone in respect of rights, duties and socialism whereas civil society means that person should be literate enough to understand each and every person's viewpoint. Individual freedom maintains the stamina for each person to enjoy each and every rights given to them by government whereas in civil society bureaucrats tends to maximize their influence on them through their powers and money.

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Arunesh said: (Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:33:50 AM)    
 
One might say that freedom might be misused by people in wrong ways but I firmly believe that corrupt government that follows unethical policies like bribery and nepotism and every level, nobody can really blame the citizens for the way they have turned out.

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Preeti said: (Mon, Mar 11, 2013 03:36:52 PM)    
 
Individual freedom is must as it is our birth right. Without freedom we won't be able to take any initiative and cannot be creative which is important for the development of self and one should understand what is right freedom for development of self and towards society is.

On the other hand being in a civil society one should know his responsibility and duties towards it. If individuals have their freedom with them they can be be responsible towards civil society in many positive ways.

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Shakthi said: (Mon, Dec 3, 2012 11:02:46 PM)    
 
One might say that freedom might be misused by people in wrong ways, but I firmly believe that with a corrupt government that follows unethical policies like bribery and nepotism at every level, nobody can really blame the citizens for the way they've turned out.

When the sole ruling power of a country/state which is the government, is completely misusing its power, how can one expect ethics and values from ordinary citizens who will only emulate the kind of example set to them? Hasn't anyone considered the fact that the government itself is a clear case of freedom gone awry?

The best solution to this problem is to:

1. First rid India's government of corruption - to root out all the crap that had been overshadowing our potential all these years - and put in its place, a new government filled with people who will set a worthy example for the rest of the country.

2. Give every individual the freedom that is his birthright and eliminate all traces of bias and discrimination in giving only certain sections of society some privileges and concessions, and establishing equality among all.

3. And most important of all, TEACH the people to USE the freedom in a befitting manner (i.e) to not take undue advantage of it and exploit it shamelessly, but to use it in a responsibly and maturely, for since a great person once said "With great power, comes great responsibility".

The entire crux of the plan depends on the ability of the government to make the people realize that freedom has to be used in a socially acceptable way and when that stage has been successfully achieved, we can hope to build an India that is every bit as glorious and filled with splendor as it was before those white-skinned bastards came and looted the whole lot away.

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C.Padmaja said: (Wed, Sep 26, 2012 04:32:32 PM)    
 
What I mean that we have individual freedom. We must use this freedom in a right way else this leads to problems for society. Civil society means our behaviour cannot efect the society. We want enjoy but in a good manner;we must responsible with society. We have invidual freedom along with we must behavie & responsible for society.

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Betu said: (Sun, Aug 5, 2012 09:46:02 PM)    
 
I think the India is a mixer kind of society where the veriety of people live and built the society. A society is necessary for human life because g man without society will be like a beast. If he has some sorrow or happiness its the society where we go first. Any kind of physical, financial problem to which most of the people faces regularly can b easily short out by the society people. Now the society are modern and they are not interfere anyones personal matter. Just like a tiff between husband and wife. At last society is important because if your neighbour got set fire then if you are saying that its none of my buisness then that fire may come to your door also.

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Candy said: (Thu, Jul 12, 2012 11:47:01 AM)    
 
How far are we able to use our right to freedom? I agree that government has given us the right but its only up to a certain extent. We are being harassed by the social barriers. Every thing we do is interlinked with the society. If we start doing anything new, the society is not ready to accept it.

For example if a widow is trying to get remarried, the society starts poking her as if she has done some harm to them. Man is just a social animal but can never enjoy the real power of right to freedom and speech.

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Dipti said: (Wed, May 16, 2012 02:36:28 PM)    
 
Individual freedom and Civil Society share a symbiotic relationship. They are very much interconnected. We have freedom of expression, freedomof speech but that doesnt mean an individual can do anything which can jeopardize the society. Same goes with the society, too many restrictions tend to burden a person which may lead him to become a rebel in the near future.

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Sarang said: (Sat, May 12, 2012 12:36:04 PM)    
 
Individual freedom is a matter of choice. It is up to the individuals how he or she wants to live his life. But the moments too much of leeway is provided it might become detrimental to the interests of society. Similarly if the society is too rigid on things like what people should do and what not the individual freedom can help the society amend such impositions. In the end what matters is how much balance is struck between individual freedom and civil society.

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Pradeep Chopade said: (Mon, May 7, 2012 12:22:45 PM)    
 
In a democracy every has a right to freedom, right to state his mind but we should not forget that as we live in a society, we do have a duty towards society (as it is famously said "with power comes responsibility". I think it is necessary to maintain that balance for smooth running of a country.

Like the recent National Counter terrorism Center (NCTC) it has been given a right to raid any place on its will.

Lastly, I feel a individual is given necessary freedom in a democracy but we also have a responsibility towards society, which in long run is going to help us.

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Dennis said: (Fri, Feb 24, 2012 10:18:54 PM)    
 
Individual freedom is necessary in a democracy with a right mixture of rights and duties. Every individual has the right of speech and expression as long as he maintains the duty of not going aganist the values upon which the civil society is built, like culture, religion e. T. C.

Also it is necessary for the civil society to understand and accept the freedom of speech and expression of individuals.

We have seen the case of Salman Rushdie, the late M. F. Hussain, Taslima Nasrin who have been denied the right to travel in their homeland due to threats posed by religious fundamentalist groups who refuse to give any consideration to their rights.

It was a sad fact that India has lost a great international artist, M. F. Hussain, who passed away while he was on an exile in the Middle East for painting scantily dressed Hindu mythological figures which angered Hindu fundamentalists.

Earlier during the Rushdie visit controversy, several Muslim leaders had gone on record saying that they would pay 1 LAkh to people who hurled a stone at Rushdie.

Taslima NAsrin was attacked on several ocassions by Muslim supporters and many threats are still posed on her life.

THese uncivil acts should be put to an end and we must be encouraged to live in an environment of mutual respect and tolerance between the individual and society.

It is the individual's duty to uphold the values of his diversified, multi-cultural society and the society's duty to support its individuals and educate him to do the above.

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Latika said: (Sun, Feb 12, 2012 07:57:46 PM)    
 
Individual freedom means right to apeak,express feelings,etc &these are the things that a constitution provides to us.Civil society is a body in which an individual exists & society has some rules which a person has to follow but society must also take care about an individual.This is b'coz both have to live together & go together as 2 lines which meet at same point.

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Subrat Sil said: (Wed, Jan 11, 2012 02:08:28 AM)    
 
Everyone has a freedom but it's upto the person that how he takes it or how he utilises it.If we give freedom to a small boy and let him do what he wants then he can't be a good citizen for sure and we can't expect that also, because if we don't teach him something he won't get anything and do what ever he likes.

freedom should be given to a person who will utilise it in proper way and won't cross the limits.freedom must be given to choose the correct way to perform the responsibility towarts society.

Girls must be given freedom to live their life how they want to live it but all the above conditions are also for girls to be followed.

In case of choosing lift partner all have the power to choose that and that shouldn't be restricted by any one if both don't have any problem.

As a conclusion i want to say that we all have the freedom but we shood choose the write right way to proceed in the development of our society and it should be in limit!!!!

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Aishu said: (Fri, Dec 30, 2011 02:50:12 PM)    
 
Individual freedom is good for all since it crossing the limit. If it crosses the limit,it may be spoil our obediency and dignity.

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Kuldeep said: (Thu, Dec 15, 2011 03:01:05 PM)    
 
People must have complete freedom to choose the way they enjoy their personal life. But at the same time they must perform their responsibilities towards society, so that they can make themselves responsible citizen. Both the things must go with each other.

In Indian society there has always been conflict between individual freedom and social responsibility. Discussing this topic in Indian scenario we can not take India as a whole because scenario of urban society is very different from that of rural society. In urban society where individual freedom dominates social responsibility, in rural India social responsibility dominates personal freedom.

In urban India most people have become selfish they are indifferent towards their neighbors and other members of their society, even in metros people do not know names of their neighbors. They do not want to help one another at the time of need. They think they are living their life peacefully and have nothing to do other families. They forget their duties towards society and nation. This has exploited by terrorists in the past. Terrorists came and lived in highly populated areas without fear and get away after performing their task. This happens because of our indifference towards people. It is good that people in metros do not meddle in personal affairs of one another but they must try to prevent illegal activities that is happening in their ambiance.

Seeing towards rural India people perform their social responsibilities very well but at the same time they often meddle unnecessarily in peoples personal affairs. Girls are most affected. They are often prevented from enjoying their life in a way they want by illiterate older members of society. Just take the example of khap panchayats. They ostracized young men and women and even sometimes murdered them only because they want to marry with their self-chosen partner in the name of culture. This is complete negation of Indian Constitution. They say they are protector of Indian culture, but they forget in a democratic country Constitution always comes first.

So at last I want to say people must help one another at the time of need and they should not interfere in other person's personal life unless one is doing anything illegal or against Indian constitution. They must contribute towards the development of India.

In this way we can enjoy our personal life and perform our responsibilities towards society at the same time, that is necessary for an ideal society.

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Nilesh said: (Sun, May 8, 2011 04:51:39 AM)    
 
Let me define Individual freedom first: Individual freedom means the rights given to to us to speak, to express, to live the way we want etc provided that we follow certain rules and regulations of the society. When we talk of Individual freedom, we must not forget our responsibilities towards society. We have to agree with the fact that Individual freedom and Civil society are dependent as man is a social animal. If one dominates, the balance is not retained. For ex:their are certain countries where women don't have the freedom to wear the dress they want to wear. Here civil society is dominating and hence the balance is lost. Hence I conclude here by saying that Individual freedom and Civil society should be in a balance with respect to each other.

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Varnita said: (Mon, May 2, 2011 11:16:53 AM)    
 
What about the celebrities! they cant move freely in society. They don't have the freedom. Indian constitution has given rights of freedom for every1 to live in society peacefully and respect each other's rights.

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Shweta said: (Wed, Apr 20, 2011 01:07:48 AM)    
 
Individual freedom is very much necessary for an human,but one must see that his relations with society must not get spoiled and this is only possible when we obey the feelings of others and giving space to each other,and one thing is for sure when a man is a social animal & a part of civil society he must always be concern about his society & when we start interacting with society we see ourselves as more improved personality by getting more explored to human values & ethics so i conclude by saying being freedom to individual must not effect the society in a bad manner.

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Sinclair said: (Mon, Nov 29, 2010 05:43:05 AM)    
 
Take the case of Singapore. The government has curbed freedom to a significant extent but still the society has managed to come up remarkably. In fact some say this is the reason why they did come up so remarkably. Decisions can get made faster, not many people to oppose things, etc.

Of course imagine living in a society like that!.

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Naj said: (Tue, Nov 9, 2010 11:02:24 PM)    
 
Man is a social animal he is live in society. The society have certain rules and regulation we must follow. We have responsible for that. If one can live in island or forest then he can live its on way.

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Shammi Verma said: (Thu, Jun 24, 2010 04:51:25 AM)    
 
There is a strong webbing (web-ing) between an individual and the society. I would say the term 'limitations' has feather edge and everybody mend it a little. We always focus on issues of personal interest than the social welfare. When we talk about freedom or liberty we relate it with many celebrative / enjoyment / energetic and other zeastful activities whereas being free and having liberty should also be related with the RESPONSIBILITY.

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Harshith said: (Thu, Jun 24, 2010 01:29:10 AM)    
 
It's a great thing that our constitution has provided us right to freedom and speech along with others . It's our right to enjoy these rights . But what about the duties assigned to us ? Who will care for them ? It is we , who are enjoying rights .It is a serious offence , if our actions hurt others . So let's take our fruit (rights) without damaging & disturbing the other fruits of the tree(society).

We are a social being . Sharing is required but not dominating . If we don't follow the rules , what's difference between an animal and the social animal(man).

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Noorjahan said: (Tue, Jun 22, 2010 04:24:00 AM)    
 
Individual freedom is good but it can't cross their limits every one wants to live their own life but there may be some rules. So every one should follow that rules.

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Ramesh said: (Tue, Jun 15, 2010 09:44:45 AM)    
 
Individual freedom is good for some limit. But if it crosses the limit, first and fore most thing is it will spoil the security.

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Swati Bharadwaj said: (Sat, Jun 12, 2010 02:34:34 PM)    
 
Everyone today seems to speak about right to freedom. However while doing so they never think about how others can get affected by their actions. For example there was a recent case of a hit and run case of a drunk wife of an army personnel. What wrong here is not that she was drunk but what wrong was that she didn't care about the social laws that protect the people. A person should keep the personal freedom as long as they don't harm the society. Anything within limits is always welcome!

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Baskar Vasudevan said: (Thu, Jun 10, 2010 11:47:31 PM)    
 
Because this only liked every body

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