I just recently discovered Harry Browne. According to Wikipedia, Harry Browne (1933 - 2006) was a free-market libertarian writer and investment analyst who was the Presidential candidate of the United States Libertarian Party in 1996 and 2000. He was also the Director of the American Liberty Foundation. Now I'm not sure what kind of man Harry was outside of what I've read about him but he wrote the following letter to his then nine-year old daughter. The letter was dated December 25, 1966. I do not know what others think or will think of this letter but frankly for me it is a thought provoking reminder of expectations I attach to people, outcomes and situations and the potential blame we assign when we don't receive what we have desired.
Harry’s letter to his daughter:
No one owes you anything.
|For a child who was afraid of heights in a matter of one day|
accomplished the talent of ascending and descending freehand bouldering.
photo: Lucy Lucille