Write! Everyday! That’s the sound of the little voice inside my head that shouts at me as soon as I rise painfully from my bed. Seth Godin suggests everyone have a blog, so here we go. Why liberty and pain? Because all of life you struggle to be free while dealing with the pains that hold you back from that freedom. It’s not polite conversation. It’s not okay to admit that you’re in pain or that your liberties are being trampled on. Mention either one at the Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner table and you’ll get even more pain.
The truth is we all struggle with the desire for liberty and the desire to avoid pain because THEY ARE LINKED. Here’s a couple of examples:
You want to be jacked and tan life your superhero models, but dieting and training are painful.
You want a remarkable relationship, but the person you love is not in harmony with you. Or, worse, they don’t even know you exist.
You believe people are good, but everyday you gather examples that bring you back to the conclusion that, if possible, you’d build a bunker with guns, food and a big screen TV and let the Walkers from Walking Dead or Game of Thrones come and end humanity.
Here’s the deal my friends; I will be here writing about my experiences with pain (I have ankylosing spondylitis and asthma who happens to bodybuild, sing and act), and also the principles of liberty and free market exchanges between humans. I hope to compile enough blog posts and comments from readers that I can publish a book on both PAIN and LIBERTY.
So, in closing, I’ll leave you with a quote regarding each subject we’ll be covering
insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
― C.S. Lewis
“And, indeed, what is the State anyway but organized banditry? What is taxation but theft on a gigantic, unchecked, scale? What is war but mass murder on a scale impossible by private police forces? What is conscription but mass enslavement? Can anyone envision a private police force getting away with a tiny fraction of what States get away with, and do habitually, year after year, century after century?”
― Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
In liberty my friends-