Isaiah Berlin’s concept of positive and negative freedom is not about the type of freedom, but it is about cultivating of such freedom for a purpose and gaining validity of that purpose. According to Berlin, positive freedom is the one that is being governed by the people themselves and is directed towards self-realization through self-organization. In contrast, negative freedom is the absence of all types of obstacles, constraints, and barriers, in which the subject, a person or a group of people, has the liberty of actions in a negative sense. In an ideal society, it is necessary to have both, positive and negative freedom to its proportionate share in specific areas and conducts where it helps the society.
If people are governed externally by the imposition of what they should speak and what they should not, it is not going to be termed as complete liberty. When people, most required to speak are disallowed to voice their opinion in matters of common benefit and societal importance, the more suppression the governance will create, the more powerful it will bounce back with force. So negative freedom is necessary in which people have the right of free speech where they are required to convey something and some conducts of people which are annoying and capable of destroying national property and image. In cases, where people are not given a chance to judge their own actions, in such cases too negative freedom is required to exist.