HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY from MYSHINGLE!
Ah, Indepedence Day, a solo’s favorite holiday. After all, think of the parallels. Just as England and King George taxed the colonists without allowing them a say in government and stifled individual speech and religion, so too, law firms dominate young lawyers, sapping their creativity and amassig huge profits on their labor until, like the colonists, they just can’t take it anymore.
Here’s what Thomas Jefferson had to say about the Declaration of Independence:
It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
That’s what we solos should do: commemorate and celebrate the day we started our firm. How many of you take the time to celebrate your firm’s anniversary, to think back on what you’ve accomplished over the year and take the time to appreciate what you’ve created? Why not start now?
Happy July 4, fellow Shinglers and to others, may this be the year that you set yourself free!