February 12, 2018
To live freely. A novel concept but one for which generations have fought to obtain or to retain. From slavery, suffrage and the continued battle for equal rights, “free” has been costly.
As I draft this post, the 2018 Winter Olympics are underway with the U.S.’s first two openly gay athletes; Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon. Both are showcasing diversity in athletics with remains one of the least welcoming professions to freedom. Now, the two are driving a dialogue that illustrates the time is now for acceptance and are doing so as openly, free men.
A few years back, I decided to open my life and truly live freely. I was tired of assuming I couldn’t because of what my family or society would think. I’ve been unburdened by the fear, the loathing and the discontent.
Freedom of choice, of religion, of speech, of LOVE. These are not questionable but immutable. They are what separate us from dictatorships, tyranny, hate and violence.
You have the right to live freely; to be happy with who you are and what you contribute to the world. Embrace and cherish as billions of others around the world aren’t afforded the same.
How do you choose to live freely? What advice or recommendations would you share to those who still find themselves bound by societal, familial or religious doctrines?
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