Growing up, we have all been conditioned to fear certain things. Although some fears are shared by all cultures; however, there are also some that are products of a country’s particular sociopolitical environment.
I have always had admiration for people, who are brave enough to stand up for the collective good. Those, who put their own personal safety and security on the line for the future of their brothers, sisters and country, are applaudable.
In my case, having been born in a country, where freedom of expression was never a luxury to the average citizens, during my informative years, I was made to be well aware of the detrimental consequences that one faces should he or she decide to partake in a public demonstration of any kind.
Various conditioned fears, caused by the past sociopolitical events in my birth country, deprive me the psychological liberty and courage to ever express myself publicly without any restraint.
We all have different ways to contribute to the collective good. Regardless of what our way is, as long as we do our part, that should be what matters.