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Is Freedom More Important Than Family?

The purpose of this thread is two-fold.

1. I'd like to encourage you to take a few minutes to call or visit your mom, dad, or siblings today...and more often in general. Life has an unfortunate way of taking them at the most unsuspecting times. I have failed in this regard while I pursue my dreams and goals, but that is no excuse for not calling/visiting my parents more often just to say hi and tell them I love them.

2. In my recent past dating back to 2007, I have neglected my family a little too much while I pursued my dreams, my goals, and also trying to advance the cause of liberty. My uncle passed away yesterday in a freak farm accident, and it really put a lot of things in perspective for me. It got me thinking about the opportunity costs of spending so much time promoting and studying liberty, and the balance required to maintain our family relationships....for what good is freedom, if we have no one to enjoy it with?

For me, my family IS the reason I pursue liberty and my dreams so diligently and passionately. Starting today, I will make more of an effort to call/visit my parents and my family more often. I cannot imagine life without them. I encourage you to do the same.

For Liberty,

Rob



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Truth and Liberty cost me some and brought some closer

I had to sacrafice my parents and sisters but it was for my daughter and future generations. I've never been happier and have never been closer to my wife, daughter, and our circle of friends. (unfortunantly I've never been poorer either) :(

I've found that if you go down the rabbit hole you better love your child more than you love yourself.

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day so my child will have peace" ~ Thomas Paine

Hey Rob, my condolences to

Hey Rob, my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your uncle. Times like this really remind you of what is important and I thank you for sharing your thoughts about this with us here at the DP.

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Thanks John!

If one person called their parents/family today because of this post to just tell them they love them, my job was accomplished!

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You are lucky to have the option.

"Waking up" for me included realizing how dangerous SSRIs were, and I tried to warn my siblings. At the time, all but two was taking them and they were working on one of them. They cut off contact with me, one of them declaring she would rather "die than stop taking them."
A year or 2 later, the "black box warnings" were put on SSRIs and I thought I was finally vindicated... but no. They apparently find the family improved by my absence, and they still want no contact with me.
For me, only truth offers any hope of ever "keeping in touch with family" again.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

I'm sorry, fishy--

there has been some of that with our family as well (not the SSRIs, but other things, similar)--

eventually, however, in our case, most of them ended up eating 'humble pie'--

I hope that happens with yours, but, if not, know that sometimes they find out you were right all along. If they are really proud they won't admit it, though--

but you can believe they know it; they do know you are right.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I am lucky to have such a great family....

...and I'm lucky to have realized and recognized my shortcomings in my neglecting our relationships. I'm sorry to hear that fishy, and I hope you know you have family here at the DP!

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thanks, to everyone with kind words

Now I feel like a bum for not pointing out that I have the most amazing husband ever, and of course, my DP family.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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I'm genuinely sorry to hear that

This thread and your comment reminded me of how lucky I am in regards to my family and friends.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Yeah, I miss my dad.

He died before I "woke up" and so we never had a chance to realize how much alike we were. It was the one brother who I am still in touch with who has shared with me what my father did politically. Dad would have been a kick-ass soldier in the r3volution, and he would have made my siblings at least think about what was going on.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

((((((((((RobHino)))))))))

I'm sorry to learn of tragic freak accident which took your uncle's life, and yet, I am also awed and humbled to observe your turning the event into a valuable lesson for all. What a wonderful way to honor your beloved family.

Peace be with you.

Thanks for the comment!

It's tough to make chicken salad out of chicken $hit, but I always try to always find learning opportunities and silver linings in bad situations. It's probably a defense mechanism.

But I really do appreciate your kind words.

Thanks.

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It's not funny, it's true!

I'm not lying, my Dad is the original ron paul supporting conspiracy theorist! no lies. That's why I was so lost in the public school systems, I thought everyone knew about the Illuminati and such.

Ok, it's a little funny, but 100% true.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Oh I believe you 100%!

But as you said...it's still a little funny!

I didn't mean to insinuate you were not being honest if that's how it came across.

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Ok lol

Most people do not believe me when I describe my Dad, but I guess people in this forum understand...

And somehow I responded to you in the wrong place lol

Thanks for starting this thread.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

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Done

Called my Dad, which I have not done in a few days. We talked about the aliens coming, the Chinese and the Germans taking over the world, before the robots get here to enslave us all. I then remembered why I enjoy talking to my Dad more than anyone else in the whole world, because he gets me. I also thanked him for telling me about aliens, the nwo, and the Illuminati at a young age so it would not be such a shocker later in life.

Thanks for the reminder, it was a great conversation. Now, if only I could get him to use a cell phone so I could call him more often... but ya know.... the government will track him or radiation will kill him or something like that.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

This is a funny comment thread!

Thanks for interjecting some humor!

:)

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Can I borrow your Dad?

I lost mine, I sure miss him, and yours sounds like a dandy...

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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He's amazing

He is the reason I was continually kicked out of classes in school. Ya know, informing your teacher about the NWO is not popular especially when you refuse to back down.

I shudder at the thought of the day I lose him. I'll be lost.

You can borrow him if you can get him to come out in the real world. He's only ever been online 4 or 5 times in his life because.... well... you know, the government is watching lol

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

:)

You just give him a bear hug for me, next chance you get. Mine was amazing too, and I'm actually choking back a tear for him now, and he has been dead for over 20 years now. Yeah, you're going to miss him.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

I'd like to hear what others have to say about this...

...thanks for your comments.

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