“Freedom is the opportunity to live your life as you want to live it”
That is the first sentence from the book, “How I found freedom in an unfree world” by Harry Browne. I originally read this book about a year or so ago and dismissed it because I was currently learning about ‘Universal Morality’. After nearly 4 years of study in the realm of Universal Morality I can say I had a lot of great knowledge and no more happiness then when I started. In fact, I had less.
I felt more alone and in despair then every before. Then, after watching a community I looked up to attack a person I care about for bringing a pedophile out to the community and kicking HER out for her trouble, I had had enough of feeling bad and watching the dogma, shame, and feelings of superiority that path had brought me.
That is when I remembered this book. I got it out and re-read it in a day. What I read brought back a hope and excitement for life I hadn’t had in 4 years.
I’m going to go through and add my favorite quotes, one chapter at a time, for my own sake. I hope doing this brings you some hope and gets you excited enough to get the book for yourself!
Prologue: Freedom in an Unfree World.
Freedom is the opportunity to live your life as you want to live it.
The freedom you seek is already available to you, but it has gone unnoticed. There probably are two basic reasons you haven’t taken advantage of that freedom.
1. One reason is that you’re unaware of the many alternatives available to you.
2. The second reason you’re not free is because you’ve probably accepted without challenge certain assumptions that restrict your freedom.
What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior? — Walt Whitman
It is not recognized in the full amplitude of the word that all freedom is essentially self-liberation that I can have only so much freedom as I procure for myself by my ownness. – Max Stirner
- eBOOK: How I found freedom in an unfree world by Harry Browne
- BOOK: How I found freedom in an unfree world by Harry Browne
- AUDIO: Rule Your World! by Harry Browne
*I have all three!