“Show Me The Writ!” — The Spirit You Must Always Have In Order To Be Free
What came before that was the true revolution.
Dozens of times a week, I have phone conversations, email conversations, and text conversations with people in which they say they are subject to some policy. I ask for the policy. They don’t have the policy. They have never read the policy. They have never seen the policy.
Sometimes after that conversation, they refuse to even get the policy. They talk about how intimidating it is to ask for, or how the website with the policy was hard to navigate. They sometimes even say “I’ll just look for an attorney.” Wouldn’t it be easier to just call a person who handles the website and ask them to either navigate you to a PDF of the policy or to email you a PDF of the policy?
Listen to me. If you aren’t resolute in what you want, hiring an attorney is one of the surest paths to getting cheated. If you can’t work up the gumption to ask for a policy from a boss you’ve known for 12 years and whose children’s birthday parties you’ve gone to, you have no business hiring an attorney. Unless, possibly, if he is somehow a saintly attorney who also happens to have a totally empty schedule devoid of work commitments, family commitments, or all other commitments and hobbies. Not sure that I know anyone like that. Otherwise, your paid attorney will pay you the indignity of ignoring you, just as you allow your employer to do. You can’t outsource your fight for your personal freedom to an attorney. You have to do your own growing to be free.
An attorney is not a surrogate for you in your own personal growth, yet so many treat an attorney as such. An attorney is someone who works for money. He will do what it takes to get himself money. If you don’t have the wherewithal to direct that effort, you will end up with your attorney chasing money, no matter how harmful that pursuit is to you.
Attorneys can be great. They are useful in open and shut cases. None of today’s public health mandates are open and shut cases. There’s a lot of uncertainty. They are also great when properly managed. Attorneys can leverage up the influence of a free man who knows what he is about, or they can create greater misery in a client’s life. Am I saying not to get a lawyer? No, quite the opposite. I’m saying to toughen up a little and to be ready to do the things it takes to be more free.
Often the most potent thing you can do to protect your freedom is having frank conversations with those who consider it their duty to limit your freedoms. That can be very hard for some people. Without that growth, such people will not be free. Freedom ultimately comes down to honest, face-to-face conversations.
The squeaky wheel gets the oil. That’s true at work, or with an attorney, or in your day-to-day steps through life. A lot of us, me included, have some growing to do in that regard. Freedom isn’t a theory. Freedom is a result of how you live your life. It is easy for some to speak about the theory, the reality of living life freely however can be very hard for some, almost everyone, in fact. It takes constant, moment-to-moment vigilance around your boundaries and values as you walk through life, literally being prepared to defend your freedom every second of every day, or put a different way — being prepared to
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