FREEDOM for me and for my country. By Aistė Noreikaitė
We read about freedom, dream about freedom, rejoice in the notion of freedom, but what do we mean by freedom?
Freedom means many things to many people, to majority freedom is the ability to speak native language, read chosen books and for some people freedom is the ability to live and breathe in their free country. Freedom is the ability to be what you want to be and choose to do things you love, but for most reasonable people, freedom means more than just ‘free to do whatever I want’. Most of our lives depend on freedom. There has been a time when people thought that freedom was important enough to fight for it.
Freedom as internal and external
It is our duty to protect freedom of speech, religion. Only free people can understand that all people are equal despite their nationality, sex, color, religion, language, or any other status.
What freedom means to me
I think freedom is important. It means getting to do what I want to do, making my own choices. It means that I can live where I want to live and go to church I choose to go to. You do not have to ask anyone for permission to do these things when you have freedom.
Freedom means being able to read whatever books you want and watch what you want on television. Mostly, when you are free, it means that you can have your own opinion and that you can share that opinion with other people even if they don’t agree with you.
Other countries tried to take away the freedom of Lithuania but we didn’t give up, we were fighting for our freedom, and now we can call ourselves the free people of the free country.