JRGarland

Jefferson, United States

Medically retired from the Army with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, I have traveled across the country until finally settling...

4th of July 2013

The apex of our freedom, enjoyed by the citizens of this great nation, is the right to think for yourself. With that right comes a great responsibility. We are guided by a series of checks and balances that allow the proper give and take that we as a people compete to secure. The more we give the more we receive and it is up to us to secure the best deal we can to survive the generations. The give and take concept has been around since the beginning of civilazation. None of us can make it on our own. We all need help at some given point which make the numbers so powerful to the individual. We find jobs that support the owners’ living to provide the income to obtain the best that is offered to us by other’s expertise. The quality of life is dependant upon the amount we receive from others who value what we are able to give ourselves. This puts the responsibility of survival on the individual while leaving the burden of care to the society for all those who are unable to care for themselves. In this matter we, as a society, survive. In this manner too, we pay for our freedom. Our success depends on our ability to think clearly for the greater good of us all and not just for ourselves. Selfish thinking destroys the freedoms we all enjoy by promoting the domination of the few over the many. Provide a service that benefits the many and you will succeed in life. Everything else is just merely existing. Think it through and work yourself towards that end and you will succeed. It’s up to you to decide how you will live. Make it your best.

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