I found freedom for myself through a simple philosophy …

My philosophy:

— Life happens. Get over it.

— Do unto others as you’d want done to you.

— Trust but always verify. People don’t like being fact-checked, but they get used to it if you always do it … and sometimes are better people because of it. Welcome fact-checking of yourself. I do.

— Never trust people that seem to always have all the answers.

— Beware of people that claim to know God personally and that fly a flag at every occasion … yet claim that my understanding of God is errant and my patriotism is misplaced because I don’t believe in X, Y or Z.

— Keep a dog nearby and feed it often. He’s your only best friend.

— Stay curious. Stay skeptic. Consider that you/I may be wrong.