John McCain and Chuck Schumer are horrible people, and they somehow get worse with time.
I’ve invested an enormous amount of time into political (and, I guess, intellectual) activism — so much so that I think I’ve made my personal happiness dependent on how successful we are.
Don’t get me wrong: I still care deeply about all the stuff I’ve written and spoken about over the years.
But if I let these creatures determine my level of happiness, then the terrorists have won.
These days I’m taking the advice of Harry Browne: create as much freedom for yourself as you can in this unfree world.
My top priority: taking care of the people closest to me. That’s my family and some close friends. After that, I help out libertarian causes I consider important.
I don’t think of freedom as something I have to sit and wait for Congress to grant me.
When it comes to my own life, I think in practical terms: what things can I do, that are entirely within my own power, that can give me the life I want?
There’s plenty in your control, right now. Yes, the Fed stinks. But you can have a great life anyway.
Imagine being able to take the family to interesting and exotic places on a regular basis.
Or: an unexpected setback occurs — a big hospital bill, or a major car repair — and you don’t have a knot in your stomach trying to figure out how you’re going to cover it.
You can dig ditches.
Or you can do this:
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