A User's Manual For The Human Experience
By Susan Callaway, Editor
November 16, 2009
Michael W. Dean is a self confessed middle aged man who never expected to live to be 30. He has written a remarkable book about his early struggles with multiple addictions and rock star fame, wanting only to share his journey into hell - and out of hell into peaceful, productive life.
There are thousands (millions?) of self help books available, and every "method" under the sun to choose from, but rather than preaching or giving you endless "method," Michael simply shares what happened to him and how he found his way from certain death to vibrant life.
A User's Manual For The Human Experience sets the foundation with the "only two rules"
Do not initiate, or accept, force.
Keep your word
Yes, it's just about that simple.
These two "rules," applied to all of our actions and choices, lead us to reevaluate the things we may have considered immutable roadblocks and yawning chasms - all the things that have prevented us from realizing our dreams. Michael challenges us also to evaluate our relationships with others in the light of these rules, with a goal of eliminating those that damage us and prevent us from reaching our goals.
Addictions come in all shapes and sizes. The best known are alcohol and drugs, but they are not even the most common - believe it or not.
How about an addiction to guilt, to living in misery and pain because you can't stop trying to "fix" broken people, usually the very people who are abusive and incapable of either love or integrity? This is called "co-dependence" and accounts for most of the divorce, domestic violence and empty relationships that abound in our society.
I highly recommend A User's Manual For The Human Experience to everyone. Practical emotional self defense is a much neglected topic in a world so filled with political correctness.
[Notice to any blog monitoring tax thugs: I received two free copies of this book for review. I gave one to a dear friend... He doesn't write reviews, but desperately needed the information. ]
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See "Lysander Spooner – No
Treason No. 6: The Constitution of No Authority
Links from the previous articles:
Predator Nor Prey, by Mark Spungin
Self ownership essay: http://www.mises.org/rothbard/ethics/eight.asp
The Ludwig von Mises Institute: http://www.mises.org/
What about the "poor?" - Reinventing America: http://www.mises.org/freemarket_detail.asp?control=289
Advocates for Self-government: http://www.self-gov.org/home.shtml
John Lott's "More Guns, Less Crime"
Second Amendment Sisters -- Self defense is a basic human right.
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership -- Learn more about the real meaning of the Bill of Rights and the people who have fought to preserve it.
Keep And Bear Arms -- a grassroots movement of the people, by the people, and for the people. It is a call to action, a call for self-education, and a 21 gun salute to the many good men and women who fought and died to bring America into being.
Gun Owners of America
-- "Gun Owners of America was instrumental in mobilizing the grassroots
to fight the crime bill."
Opencarry.org - Great forum for those who open carry.
The Cornered Cat
Reality: What Every Woman Must Know
These will lead you to many others.
ArchivesThey Hate Our Guns?
Another Open Carry Day
Open Carry Challenge
Reality and Liberty
[Susan Callaway is a Certified NRA instructor for handguns and Personal Protection in The Home.
Classes can be especially geared for the novice woman, especially those who are afraid of guns]