Some 20 years ago, I graduated college with a political science degree and a natural talent for the stock market, granting me extreme freedoms. After a couple of years, I directed my energies towards publishing my own political newsletter.
About 15 years ago I had emergency back surgery. While years of physical rehab and strength conditioning have given me capabilities beyond doctor’s predictions, I do understand the challenges of living with chronic pain and extreme restrictions. It has been a long arduous process where the phrase “two steps forward one step back” constantly applies.
Over the years, I have developed the point of view that life ultimately comes down to two basic choices. You can either laugh or cry. More often than not, I choose to laugh. Oh, and from time to time a dash of anger but, in the end, anger just leads you back to those two ultimate choices.
It is with this philosophy I choose to look at the world.