Posted by | July 4, 2011 15:12 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Opinion Top Stories

by Gabe Berman
Gabe is the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

I love the metaphysics of July 4th.

As a nation, we celebrate the day we declared independence rather than the day when we actually won it.  We held truths to be self-evident on July 4, 1776 but the Treaty of Paris wasn’t signed with England until September 3, 1783.

It’s as if freedom was fulfilled by just putting it in writing and the war was a necessary evil to see it come to fruition.   Huge life lesson here about the power of intention.

But getting back to basics, do you think self-declared America Lovers such as the Palins and the Bachmanns of the world even know about this little tidbit of our history?



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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.