How I Found Freedom in An Unfree World

As all of us know, the Ron Paul Revolution is more than political. It affects every area of our lives - even socially and economically.

With that said, right now I am excitingly waiting for a book (yes, a book) to arrive on my door stop. The book is "How I Found Freedom in An Unfree World" by Harry Browne. Basically, it is a libertarian/conservative self-help book that advises us how to live freer lives through positive thought, better decision-making to ensure independence and personal liberty, and everyday ways of avoiding the government.

Lately, I have been getting stressed out over things not entirely in my control, such as taxes, the welfare-warfare state, deteriorating public education (I'm 16 years old), and everything else destroying my country and future - a country which I have yet to even fully experience.

Although I get out there as much as I can to advocate for Doctor Paul, I started finding it harder to relax and kick back like any other teenager. There was this fire that ignited inside of me. I felt like the minute I stopped fighting would be the minute I condemned myself. "Restlessness" is a good word.

After I found this book online, I felt incredibly relieved. I found out that this is a common thing that happens to people struggling for freer lives and societies.

As a reader notes,

"No matter whether you are young or old, male or female, married or single, I think How I Found Freedom in an Unfree Word will probably increase your understanding of how erroneous thinking causes us to restrict our own freedom. By increasing your awareness of erroneous thinking and offering you better alternatives, Harry Browne gives you a chance to make choices that will increase your freedom and happiness. Whether you want to make those choices is up to you."

I think it will help other Ron Paul supporters to read this book as well. While advocating for Ron Paul and freer government, we can start living freer lives as well. I mean how awesome does that sound!

Best wishes,
Julian
The Retro Republican



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only 16 WOW

You have impressed me again retrorepublican. I assumed from your name and your numerous posts that you were one of these seasoned pissed off old rebubs that has slowly seen his party degraded thoughout the last few decades. When I was 16 (god has it really been 10 years) all I cared about was smoking pot and getting laid. There is hope for the future. THANKS

the book

Oh ya and thanks for the reference I will definitely be reading that book now.

R.I.P., Harry Browne

It's really sad that Harry Browne didn't live to see the Ron Paul Revolution. Like Aaron Russo (who died today), he was a true American hero. Aaron at least saw the beginning of his dream come true before he had to leave.

I first came across How I Found Freedom in the early 1980s, not long after I discovered libertarianism and Ron Paul. The book Changed My Life, and through the 80s I hunted down used copies of it everywhere I went (they weren't so hard to find then) and gave them to all my friends. Nice to know it's available again; perhaps eventually someone will be able to put out a print version.

I never met Harry Browne, and I'm afraid I didn't vote for him when he was the LP candidate for president, as I'd given up the habit by then (after voting for RP in 1988). But I always regarded him as one of the Greats. I hope, wherever he is, he's watching now.

Julian, you're going to love this book. When I was 16, I remember I knew somehow I was being lied to, but I didn't have the information to figure out how or what until I was near 40 (I'm 64 now). You're getting a good start at least. The truth is the ultimate nourishment.

Harry Browne

I have read this book several years ago and was really impressed.

This book describes very well the fundamental points of human psychology and if you read it carefully and most importantly with open mind (this book probably is very different from anything you have ever read before), you will understand why people behave the way they behave and based on that how to live in a constructive and positive way, maximizing your happiness through real Freedom, one very different and far from "freedom" cheaply propagandized by the polititians.

It teaches you see the reason behind peoples actions and stop looking others through a fog of emotional or "politically correct" eyes, thus misunderstanding others real motivations and living in a denial from ever accepting facts.

It is an enlightening book based on logic and reason.

It is worth reading other articles and listening to radio archives by Harry in http://www.harrybrowne.org/Archives/Archives.htm and http://www.harrybrowne.org/TopicalIndex.htm.

This letter, which he wrote to his daughter Autumn back in 1966, summarizes well his view about life and human relationship. http://harrybrowne.org/articles/GiftDaughter.htm.

According to his writings and interviews, I believe Harry was a very positive thinking, statesman and gentleman like Ron Paul. He always tried to convince others by reason in a constructive two way discussion, never relying on rethorics, emotion, propaganda, etc. He was the exact opposite of guys like O'Reilly and Limbaugh.

Another book that I DO recommend reading to understand Harry's and Ron's views about economics and society is "The Road to Serfdom" by F.A. Hayek. http://www.amazon.com/Road-Serfdom-Fiftieth-Anniversary/dp/0...

Good readings!

A comment from a PhD, Caltech alumni.

excellent

I'm happy to see someone get such a flying start on liberty. When I was your age (LOL, always wanted to say that) I had no clue about anything political. Somewhere inside I maybe wanted to know, but didn't have any idea how to start getting a clue. It all just seemed indecipherable to me. Thankfully, I did move up from that stage....

The idea of kids being into the fight for liberty is a super exciting one. (No offense meant by calling you a kid; I'm 38, so it's a matter of perspective.)

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P.S.

If you'd like to check it out or order a copy go to HarryBrowne.org. Amazon is a rip-off since they were out of print for awhile.