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Wednesdays With Dan... Insight From Andrew...

Updated: Nov 18


"We have the responsibility of planning, of setting goals, of developing and having a ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› for our future... for self, family, business and then assertively and persistently working toward it. The alternative is surrender to randomness. Being squishy in-between those opposites is no good either; you are either about self-determination, independence and autonomy, or you aren't. It is about working to achieve a 'worthy ideal.' The government so brilliantly conceived by our founders was and is a worthy ideal, grounded on certain ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’ values. If we untether from those, we have no UNITED States. The achievement of personal independence carries the same fact: it is ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง un-defined, anything-goes, everything-is-relative freedom. No such thing exists as freedom. It has to be tethered to ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’ values, ideals. To sustain your independence, you need governing principles, so as to cope with and get through adversity after adversity after adversity." - Dan Kennedy


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Over the past few years I've watched far too many seemingly smart people quick to surrender their freedom and independence based on: 1) what I call, "fear with very little facts" and, 2) in the name of "safety." It reminds me of a famous Ben Franklin quote: "They who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."

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