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So many things happened in my past life before I came here. I came here with so many problems, depression, everything.
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When I come here, I feel like there is someone here to help me , someone here to support me, someone who can listen to what I feel. I felt like I wanted to go and die, like this life is not for me. Something or someone always stopped me. I am worried they are going to come and arrest me and put me in a dark room, hit me and beat me.
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Though, when I started coming to Freedom from Torture, I started to open up. I have a life to live. I have to go and find what I can do. I have to find a path for my life and progress.
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I am not the same person as I was with my family or in my country. But while ideology certainly plays a role here, these trends transcend political party affiliation, as a number of recent polls indicate. A Gallup survey found that a majority of both Democratic and Republican students believe colleges should be allowed to restrict speech that is purposely offensive to certain groups.
And a survey published by the Brookings Institution in September found that 20 percent of Democratic and 22 percent of Republican students agreed it was acceptable for student groups to use violence to prevent a person from speaking. If wariness of democracy and free speech does not represent a political position, what does it represent? What unites so many young Americans in these attitudes?
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I propose that the answer is fear — the ultimate enemy of freedom. Colleges and universities have exacerbated the problem of dependence by promoting what is sometimes called a culture of victimhood. American college students who are some of the safest and most privileged people on the planet are to be protected from, and encouraged to be ever-vigilant about and even report, any behavior that could cause emotional distress. Young people today face unique stressors, such as the ease of harassment presented by social media.
Freedom to select from the past, its treasures, and reject its tyranny, thought Kaushik.
He took out a paper and pen and started writing furiously. By evening he had prepared his speech. He showed it to his parents who were pleasantly surprised with his writing. Kaushik looked at the assembled school.
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A slight tinge of nervousness gripped him. He began and then became conscious of only his words. When he finished, he could hear the deafening applause. Already have an account? Sign in. Sign up for a day free trial.
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Kaushik had been asked to deliver a speech on Independence Day, at school. Nervous, he had no inkling of what to do. And then, the idea came to him in a flash. This, thought Kaushik, is real freedom. From Young World dated August 9, You have reached your limit for free articles this month. Register to The Hindu for free and get unlimited access for 30 days.