Have you ever seen the movie Braveheart?

You know…

The one where Mel Gibson prances around in a kilt and screams “Freedom!” at the top of his lungs.



It’s actually a pretty good movie.

But Hollywood stars and altered history aside, the premise behind this film is actually a real one.

William Wallace, the person on whom Gibson’s character is based, was a key figure in the Scottish Wars of Independence.

He really did fight…and die…for freedom.

I’m not so sure he romanced the queen of England though 😛

Anyway, with freedom being the main point of this movie, I saw a nice parallel between Wallace’s fight and the one we’re also waging.

While we may not face the threat of being run through with a sword or shot at by royal archers, our lives are far from simple.

The slavery we face is of a financial nature.

Our adversary is a job.

Just as Scotland was bullied by England, so are we bullied by our jobs.

Scotland served England for a chance to survive, and we serve our jobs for the same exact reason.

Today’s employees are yesteryear’s serfs.

Grant it, being a so-called “serf” in the 21st century is hardly a rough proposition (there are plenty of poor people who still spend like kings).

But all gidgets and gadgets aside…

If you aren’t living freely, then are you really even living?

It doesn’t seem like it to me.

Wallace and his army rose up against the crown because they felt the need to do something.

They wanted something better.

You, in making the decision to start your own business, have done the same thing.

The only question is…

Will you win or lose your war?

Leave a comment below with your answer.

Let no one take your FREEEEDOM!!!!

Alex Levandoski

P.S. “Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”

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