The One Man March*
In “Man’s Search for Meaning”, Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor, concluded that our primary motivational force is our search for meaning, purpose, and responsibility. Napoleon Hill, who interviewed and studied over 500 of the most successful people of his day, wrote that the starting point of all achievement is definiteness of purpose. When people have life and the liberty to pursue their unique version of happiness or purpose, they blossom like a flower in the desert, which is the collective force that gave rise to these United States. I believe we’ve lost that somehow, and that as a nation our purpose should be to figure out how to get it back. This is simply one man’s ideas on how to do that.
It sounds counterintuitive, but the essence of The One Man March is that any number of people moving forward following their passion with NONE of them going in the EXACT same direction is the best way to unite us and change the world for the better. We’ve moved so far away from rugged individualism, that today if everyone were jumping off a cliff, most of us would be pushing others out of the way so as not to be last.
*The word “man” is employed in its classical meaning here, implying “mankind” as a whole.