GOLDEN PRISON!

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Today, I am writing my first blog on traveling journal/diary. I bought this after getting inspired by @asynckronism POST. On Najopomo community Day 9, he posted about a specific leather journal in brown color.


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Enough with the journal's introduction, Let's talk about today's topic "Golden Prison". I am currently traveling in train writing a draft for my ecency post. By train (Pakistan), I am traveling from Lahore to Karachi. I met a person (stranger) with a unique personality, His name is "Shahriar".
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I gave him the nickname "Sheru" (Lion). I am enjoying a wonderful window view as Sheru is sleeping now.
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Last night, Sheru told me about his dream to serve arm forces. When I asked him Why he want to serve the country only by joining arm forces as there are other ways too, Sheru instantly got puzzled. It looked like had no idea about the true meaning of serving my country and Freedom. I am not a Guru too but it reminded me of my debate with my father when he showed keen interest in me joining arm forces.


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I wouldn't say much to Sheru and I listened to all his thoughts about joining them. Thanks to HIVE Blockchain for monetizing my expression. HIVE not only gave me freedom of expression but also an incentive to continue to express myself. So, here I am sharing my thoughts about serving the country by joining arm forces and what I believe has a connection with freedom.


Nowadays everyone (the majority in Pakistan) wants to join arm forces with hopes of serving their country. This true spirit and emotions are the result of songs, poetry, and reputation. A big chunk of what our country has is already allocated to forces. This means that like a business it needs money to run. Our country is already a defaulter in loan payments. We are barely surviving between grey and black list. Already many things like Airport are in contracts of tax collections for loan payments. We are gambling with China as an investor as we have no other choice. In short, this loan is becoming the biggest threat to the nation that is being ignored by the youth.


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Since the problem is clear and the threat is real, Let's discuss my proposed solution. I believe entrepreneurs and businessmen are also defenders of our nation Pakistan. Here average mentality is "Money is the root of all evil". The only possible way is the increase tax collection but not by increasing tax percentage, Tax collection can also be increased by money generation. It can be possible when we motivate our youth to take risks, start ventures and create a slight shift towards entrepreneurship and business. I truly believe that rich people are not evil (as considered by average) but they are also the defenders of the nation. We eagerly need a shift of mentality about defenders, patriotism, and freedom of expression.


Coming towards my second point about the connection between arm forces and freedom which named my today's blog the "Golden Prison". To me "Prison" here means doing 9 to 5 jobs.
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Many people in the world are satisfied with this but to me, it's a rat race draining our time in exchange for money. I am not the type of person who thinks money can't buy time as we have examples of medical bills and research on immortality. To me, there are better options to serve the country with freedom. My biggest concern is: who is going to fund arm forces and the absence of freedom in this job. To some people, they think we are allowed to live our life after 9 to 5 but to me, it's a lot of time taken from me. In my previous posts, I have mentioned a specific type of freedom. If I have to define freedom to the people of Pakistan, they might kill me (everyone is not the same). I chose to serve my country with money while I will achieve my freedom in any other land than Pakistan.



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This is inspirational. Rooting for you.

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Thank you for getting inspired from my piece of work. I really appreciate your comment. It inspires me to write more. !PIZZA with !LUV

By the way, what's the meaning of rooting for u?

Edit: got it! Its like showing support.

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Yes, keep writing. It inspires me too. More powers.

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I agree with you, joining the army is not the only way for one to serve his/her country. There are other ways one can serve the country to his/her best ability.

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My post was incomplete without proper engagement with my readers. Thanks for agreeing with my point of view. Although I recommend you to think outside the box. I always welcome constructive debates.

!PIZZA for your awesomeness.

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Hey there! I'm part of the OneUp curation team and I happened to notice your post that you submitted to the recent social media challenge. Given that post is past its voting period I wanted to make sure you received a vote from me as I felt it was a great writeup.

Cheers!

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Thank you. I really appreciate that. It would be my pleasure if you share your ideas related to this post.
!PIZZA for u

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"Serving one's country" can also take many more forms, too — healing the sick, feeding the hungry, putting out fires, saving lives, making daily life safer and more comfortable for others. 💜

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Yes, I truely agree with u. In this post I bring up the debt problem that Pakistan is dealing with. Thats why I mentioned ways to serve while reducing debt of country. Ofcourse the post and your comment both are just a drop in a big ocean. Now I am realising I wrote less. I should cover more. !PIZZA with !LUV

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I was speaking out about the bullying of nations by China for this debt due to the 1B1R innitiative.

We are gambling with China as an investor as we have no other choice. In short, this loan is becoming the biggest threat to the nation that is being ignored by the youth.

Do not forget, Canada is weak for China as well, but we can work together to keep China on its toes. People in Canada understand your issue very well and we are a friendly neutral country.

Peace keeping has always been what we respect and your country, Pakistan, is highly regarded for its values on peace.

Are these women respected in pakistan?

They are very highly regarded here.

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Thanks for the love from Canada! I told you, I have plans to move out to Canada or Australia.

People with low literacy do disrespect them in Pakistan and that number is very high. But the more developed areas like lahore have wen police workers in high number and literate people do respect them. Now its all comes to what is the definition of mine of being literate. People in Pakistan made the concept of literacy hard sometimes.

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Strength in numbers, our democratic practices are what set us ahead of the rest!

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