Is Freedom More Important Than Family?Submitted by RobHino on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:34
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.