So Much For Adulthood


When I was juvenile and had restrictions over late night or mobile usage etc., I used to count days to be an adult. Epoch I used to long for were the days to freedom of making a choice for myself and being ‘legally’ responsible. How novice of me to not know ‘Adulthood’ is a charade.

  1. Aseem Trivedi Case: This guy became so conspicuous very recently. But he has been toiling with ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘Freedom of Expression’ since long. His Website was also banned. So, now, if I have to draw, I need to take a consent from politicians to draw cartoons on them? Right, so I spend my life taking permits.
  2. The Dirty Picture Case: A movie legit for Adult viewing in movie theaters isn’t befitting to be viewed at home even after 11 p.m.? Right, as if we don’t have Star Worlds & Zee Cafes on our TV Screen! Of course, cleavage is more vulgar than kissing (Oh wait, how do you gauge vulgar? Bare Waist Vs Bare Legs, your pick?)
  3. ‘Cigarette Smoking is Injurious to Health’ Case: As far as I can tell, Cigarette smoking (at smoking zones) is not a crime while raping, killing, hitting-and-running, blackmailing and drinking alcohol (in Gujarat & few other states) are. “Dearest Bollywood Fraternity, please try to make a movie without all this.”: Message from Censor board and Politicians. “Please add love, violence & youngsters to that list”: Village Adults.

Rest assured I can give you many such examples like Social Media Ban, Dhoble etc.. But instead, let’s talk solutions. I reckon system of U, U/A & A should do. Make it K (Kids), Y (youngsters) and A (Adults). We can employ it to everything ranging from Newspapers to TV Channels to Websites and to Night-Clubs. If you choose the ‘A’ category and you do a crime owing to that, you get the extreme punishment. You are an adult, you made the choice now face the consequences.

To explain it further, say there is Bar rated ‘A’, it should be acceded to stay open 24*7 and serve drinks to the adult as much as he can pay for. But if the person is then caught Drunk-&-Driving or by chance meets an accident, give him as much punishment as you like. Let the ‘power to make a choice’ stay with adults and ‘power to punish for the crime’ stay with the government.

Problem Solved.

Post Scripts:

1. In case there is any law that states a person can not talk about these things on blogs, pardon my negligence, I couldn’t find any such thing on internet. You didn’t promote it enough.

2. Problem exists, we all know. If you have a better solution, please feel ‘free’ to express.

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4 thoughts on “So Much For Adulthood

  1. I believe each of us must decide our life and journey. In the end we pay the price of good or bad decisions. I look back and I wished someone made me stay in college and led me into a better direction. The questions in this blog had many options. Young people can’t see 20 years in the future. But we must. Today will be gone. Did we waste the day or do something worthwhile? A excellent blog.

    • Thank you. I agree that young might not be correct in their choices, but I must reinforce my conviction, “If I am suffer, only I must be blamed for it”. Solution for the problem that you pointed out should be “better upbringing”. Upbringing includes education, culture etc.

  2. Umm, I am sorry but you actually missed the point. The Blogpost wasn’t about Tax and Alcohol-Cigs. It is all about being an adult and having the power to choose. Thanks for your input though.

  3. I think, these all should not be banned. The better option is to give 200% tax on alcohols, cigaretes etc. It should be taxed heavily. According to my observation All these people are passionate about drinking or smoking. Those who want to drink/smoke, they can. and on the other side basic need items should be removed from tax burdens.
    Moreover, in states like Gujarat where there is FORMAL ban on Alchohol, and on very soon on tobacco/smoking should be removed. and the option I suggested above should be initiated. Ya, there should be rules like you can not drink and drive, u cannot smoke in public etc. etc. and those who found breaking this rules, should be punished vary badly WITHOUT ANY BIAS/BRIBE….

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