A dream is not what we see with closed eyes; instead, it’s what we see with open eyes. It’s what we want to conquer, to achieve in our life.
I recently saw a woman-oriented movie in which the lead character was a woman who was seen sacrificing dreams, passions, and even her career only for her husband and daughter. In short, she forgot who she was and forgot to live her life. The question that arises in my mind is, is this the reality? Is this what a woman is supposed to do? Doesn’t she have her dreams?
Of course, she does. A woman is known to be God’s most beautiful creation after flowers. Often, she is tagged as Devi, mother, angel, and many more names. But above all, she is a human being made up of bones and blood. She, too, has her dreams to achieve.
She may not express it only because the family conditions, financial problems, etc., cause the deprivation of her dreams. She may forget all her passions for the sake of her family.
The truth is the world thinks a woman is the one who should sacrifice her whole life.
But this is not true. Who decides the expiry date of a woman’s dreams? Why have we had only one lady prime minister among the prime ministers of India? It’s only because a woman’s dreams and right to speak were crushed or torn into pieces somewhere.
Not every girl in this country is lucky to get what she aims for in life. It is like our country got independence years ago, but the thinking and mentality of our society are still the same and haven’t changed. Nobody wants a girl child in their house, but everybody expects their wives, sisters, and other females of their family to give birth to a boy.
If a girl is born, the family wants to marry her off at a tender age to witness her give away all her life by devoting whatever she has to that particular family. Is this all that God has sent her to earth for?
No, she deserves some respect. Just try to understand what she wants; she may be trying to say what exactly she is expecting. Still, she can’t because of the so-called society’s manners, discipline, and all of its rules and regulations made for women who create obstacles for her.
I have even had many experiences of people asking me my age, and when I reply, they say it’s time to get married “beta.” But very politely and humbly, I reply that I have only one life and have a lot more to achieve than getting married, settling down, and compromising my dreams.
I think only our young generation can mold this thinking in society. What needs to be done is to try and change what they have in mind because today, if this condition doesn’t change, this will affect the tomorrow of the country.
It is a bitter fact that our country is on the list of developing countries and not on the list of developed countries. This condition has to change, which will only be possible when society changes.
My dear women, you are not born to be dominated by others. You have your dreams to be achieved. You have a long way to go. Give wings to your dreams. You have that right. We live in a democratic country, and it’s not too late to encourage many women we know to dream of achieving their passion, thus promoting every woman from every corner of our country to do the same.
When a girl from each household comes up with her dreams, all the others will get inspired by her and come forward, thus making India a developed country. So, it’s time to realize that the women of our country are not the only people who sacrifice. Their needs need to be understood, and we should help our mothers, sisters, and daughters to fulfill their dreams and passions. Let us take the first step toward progress.
Greeshma R Nair