Experience New Things Experience New People
This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here.
So, you’ve likely noticed that this week’s From Me to You is going to be a little bit different.
I’m not in my office. There’s not a bookshelf full of books behind me. In fact, it’s a little chilly, definitely overcast, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to rain on me at any second.
But this different experience is what we’re talking about today. We’re talking about experiencing new things, experiencing new people, as we become more effective communicators of libertarian ideas and libertarian philosophy.
I believe that you experiences determine the decisions that you make. Those decisions drive the actions that you take. Those actions lead to outcomes, whether good or bad.
As a libertarian, I want you to make those decisions for yourself, rather than having them centrally-planned from hundreds or thousands of miles away. I believe that YOU are going to make the best decision for yourself.
How am I going to know that though? I really only have my own experiences to draw from.
If I’m not out there experiencing what others are, and not experiencing what others struggle with, or how they succeed, how am I really going to be a proper advocate for making decisions for ourselves?
Libertarianism is not only about freedom and liberty for me, but it’s about freedom and liberty for everyone.
If I’m not experiencing what other people do, and I’m not able to empathize with their situations, how can I really be a proper advocate for liberty?
So, what I’m suggesting to you is that you go out and experience new things. Experience new people.
Find a different perspective. Step outside of your comfort zone.
We have an opportunity to really make a difference, as we learn about others, and they learn about us.
As you’re experiencing what other people have, and you’re finding out more about their lives and their stories, you’re going to be able to build rapport. You’ll then be able to influence their lives in a more libertarian way.
They may adopt some of the ideas and philosophy that we hold.
So, what’s going to be your first new experience?