“Without freedom there is no trading. Trading is a celebration of economic and political freedom. Slaves are traded; they do not trade. All this freedom, however, is for naught if we, ourselves, are not free. It is the deepest of ironies that we experience greater freedom–far broader potentials–than those who came before us. And yet, in our lives, in our abilities to master ourselves, we are no freer.
Amid opportunity, we remain partial: tethered to our conditioning. What it means to be free is to be able to choose, to live with intention.
The free life is one that we guide: a life lived with purpose, direction, and meaning. Trading, like all the great performance activities, is an opportunity to cultivate the intentional life. Pursued properly, it is a path to freedom.”