ourselves within limits is our inalienable right. This right
has been granted to us by our Creator and anyone who takes it
away is interfering in God’s grand scheme. When governments
curb this freedom, they become despotic. When clerics stall
this freedom, they produce fanatics and extremists in the
society. When parents are guilty of this with regard to their
children, they groom children who will either become
rebellious or lose self-confidence. When organizations
discourage it among their employees, they should not expect
talented individuals to remain with them.
At the societal
level, the greatest outcome of freedom of expression is a
stimulus to creativity and creative ideas. Sciences and arts
flourish and quench the curiosity and aesthetic sense found in
people. The country becomes a model to be followed.
At the religious
level, it produces tolerance and respect for people of other
religions. This is especially important in multi-religious
societies. It also promotes inter-personal relations between
followers of various religions. Difference of opinion never
results in extremism and violence.
At the family
level, freedom of expression allows children to have a free
hand to develop their personal taste and aptitude in whatever
spheres they want. Their personalities are groomed to their
own liking. They reap the benefits of self-belief and inner
satisfaction. At the professional level, this freedom brings
out the best in the employees, especially those who have
vision and insight. This can make an organization develop by
leaps and bounds. Human potentials and skills blossom. Loyalty
to the organization and taking ownership of its goals are some
more fascinating results of this freedom.
of expression at all levels must be governed by a moral
principle: individuals must not use it to infringe upon the
freedom of their fellow human beings.