The first step towards a series of actions that will bring you greater liberty is to actually believe that you can do it. You have to find the confidence inside of you, the faith, to set goals and make a consistent effort towards them, no matter what discouragements may come your way. That’s what this episode is about.
I think we libertarians frequently get in our own individual way more often than we realize. It’s hard enough for us to struggle against governments and society at large, do we have to fight ourselves and amongst ourselves, as well?
We libertarians want to live in a fully libertarian society, where non-aggression is the rule, we can trade freely and get the most out of our lives. That sometimes seems far away so how can we get that feeling of liberty now, in our own lives? How can we make it reality, too? And, can we advance the evolution to a libertarian society by living a more libertarian life today?
Agorism is a libertarian strategy for achieving freed societies where we can each live our lives as we see fit. Agorism leverages the libertarian emphasis on free trade to encourage us to build businesses where we trade outside the bounds of the government-controlled marketplace.
Is it voluntary? This is rarely a question we ask of ourselves these days. It’s more common to ask, “Do I have to?” But it’s a question we need to ask ourselves more often, not just in political contexts but also in our personal lives.