Yet, is not every one of our lives preoccupied with this concern every single day?
Freedom to have time to yourself.
Freedom to travel where you want.
Freedom to do the things you want to.
In short, the freedom to live your life the way you want to. In honor of this year being an election year, I’ll occasionally share some of the writings of our founding fathers. I see a parallel between their wisdom for human nature and the concerns of their day, and our current day concerns in business.
THESE are the times that try mens souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value…
— by Thomas Paine – The Crisis, December 23rd 1776