Archive for July, 2017

Is Independence at the Root of Happiness?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

As we approach the 4th of July, independence of thought, speech and action is something that I always aspire to as the foundation of how I want to live in this world. The external forces of life don’t always make it easy, conspiring to pull me in various directions, but I do try to live on my own terms as much as possible. If I am going to behave in a certain way or adopt a certain mindset, I aim to explore whether I am ready to give it my personal seal of approval first.


Independence is born in the act of deciding how to live my life, owning it and making it uniquely mine.