As a child I drove my parents and teachers bat shit crazy, and “fiercely independent” was a phrase I heard often (“pain in the ass” was also pretty common).
A lot of people have asked me, “Sam, why are you so __________,” rotating between stubborn, persistent, non-traditional, annoying…you get the idea. I used to respond with whatever smart ass remark came to mind, but I’ve actually given this question a ton of thought over the years. I think I finally have an answer:
Free Choice Programming
For a very, VERY long time I believed fiercely in the principle that we all possess free will, and that we’re free to make our own choices.
I have since changed by mind. Continue reading…