“[E]verything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”—Viktor Frankl
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Bear's ProfileBear's a longtime friend whose handle says a lot about the kind of person he is. He's a kind man, and is generally a mild-mannered chap, but if you start messing with his freedom or his friends, you'd best beware. He'll be on you with a swift ferocity that'll astonish you. And you'll have earned it, because Bear is solidly pro-freedom and takes great pains not to initiate force.
Bear's one of the kind of men I admire most: competent at many things, and willing to experiment to expand his knowledge. He's smarter than he gives himself credit for, too. He's done a fair amount of pro-freedom activism in a variety of ways; these days, he seems most into monkeywrenching and pursuing personal freedom.
Like any friends who've explored each other's ideas in depth, Bear and I have gone around a bit. But our friendship has stood firm because we respect each other and tolerate our differences -- making his continued friendship all that more valuable to me. I'm extremely pleased that Bear's a conspirator, and look forward to the glimpses we'll get into his creative, clever mind.
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